Archbishop Lwanga was responding to the frequent attacks by some evangelical churches that Catholics worship statues, paintings and photos. He explained that Catholics use the holy images, paintings and other pieces of art to recall the persons they depict. Just as it helps one to remember one’s mother by looking at her photograph, he explained, images also help Catholics to recall saints by looking at their pictures or statues.
Archbishop Lwanga lamented that the use of images of Christ and the saints in the Catholic Church is misunderstood by many. He said this shows that many non Catholics lack knowledge about the catholic faith and about what sacred scriptures say.