The Traditional Healer Who Helped Build More Than 100 Churches

The Traditional Healer Who Helped Build More Than 100 Churches

Renowned traditional healer Sophia Namutebi, commonly known as Maama Fiina, has expressed her desire for pastors, Wilson Bugembe and Aloysius Bugingo to lead prayers at her funeral upon her passing.

Maama Fiina, who converted to Islam in 2015 while continuing her responsibilities as a traditional healer and leader of their association, emphasizes that despite her prominent role in African Traditional Religion, she maintains her belief in God.

Regarding the Catholic Church’s refusal to hold a requiem mass for the late Kato Lubwama at St. Matia Mulumba Catholic Church, Maama Fiina shares her perspective that everyone, as children of God, deserves to be prayed for.

“I urge Pastor Bugingo and Pastor Bugembe to lead prayers for me when I pass away,” she states.

Maama Fiina asserts that active involvement in African traditional religion does not equate to being evil.

“I am a traditional healer who has contributed to the construction of over 100 churches. Therefore, my profession should not be a justification to deny me prayers when I pass away,” says Maama Fiina.

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