Catholic Church in Uganda

Archbishop Raphael p’Mony Wokorach of the Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu in Uganda. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu

“We’re in one boat moving in the same direction”: Catholic Archbishop in Uganda Emphasizes Collaboration at Installation

Jul 13, 2024

Archbishop Raphael p’Mony Wokorach of the Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu in Uganda has underscored the need to foster collaboration and togetherness between members of the Clergy, women and men Religious, and the Laity for the growth of the Metropolitan See.

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Tributes Pour in for Young Ugandan Catholic Priest Who Smiled through Heart Illness

Jun 19, 2024

Fr. Joseph Okwara wore his signature smile as he welcomed pilgrims who arrived in Uganda for the 2024 pilgrimage at Namugongo Shrine in the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala.

Bishop Robert Kasaija Muhiirwa Akiiki during the official handing over of a zero grazing dairy unit to the Diocese of Fort Portal Catholic Diocese. Credit: Jubilee Radio

Uganda’s Fort Portal Catholic Diocese Starts Dairy Farming to Boost Income

Jun 12, 2024

The Catholic Diocese of Fort Portal in the East African nation of Uganda has started a zero-grazing dairy farm as a source of income, as well as to promote modernized agriculture in the Diocese.

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What African Polygamous Men Can Learn from Ugandan Martyr Matthias Mulumba

Jun 9, 2024

The Archbishop-elect of the  Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu in Uganda has urged Christian men still practicing polygamy to emulate St. Matthias Mulumba,  one of the Uganda Martyrs who denounced his polygamous life and embraced monogamy after he converted to Christianity.

Uganda Martyrs Day Marks Triumph of Faith over Fear, not Time to Mourn: Archbishop

Jun 4, 2024

The Uganda Martyrs’ Day Pilgrimage celebrated annually on June 3 is not a moment to mourn the Martyrs the Catholic Archbishop of Kampala has said, saying that the day should ignite memories of “triumph of faith over fear”.

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Catholic Archbishop Recounts Stories of Ugandan Martyrs “who abandoned the way of idolatry”

Jun 3, 2024

Archbishop-elect Raphael p’Mony Wokorach of Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu in Uganda has described the story of the Ugandan Martyrs as that of “those who abandoned the way of idolatry.”

Uganda Martyrs Invite us to be Witnesses of Christ: Apostolic Nuncio

Jun 3, 2024

The representative of the Holy Father in Uganda has described the solemnity of the Ugandan martyrs marked on June 3 annually as “a special moment of faith and grace”, noting that the martyrs invite the people of God to be witnesses of Christ in their lives.

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Uganda Martyrs Day: President Urges Christians to Lead by Example in Fostering Peace

Jun 3, 2024

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda has urged believers gathered at the Namugongo Shrine for this year’s Martyrs’ Day Pilgrimage to be at the forefront in fostering peace in the East African region.

Namugongo Martyrs Shrine in Uganda, venue for the annual celebration of Martyrs Day. Credit: Uganda Catholics Online

Ugandan Diocese Upbeat about Animating Martyrs’ Day Pilgrimage, Ready for Full Participation

May 28, 2024

The Catholic Diocese of Nebbi in Uganda which is animating this year’s Martyrs’ Day Pilgrimage in Uganda has expressed enthusiasm at organizing the religious gathering that is celebrated annually on June 3.

Bishop Simon Peter Kamomoe (right), the Auxiliary Bishop of Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese, and Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (left) of Nigeria’s  Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja

Trinity Sunday: Two Bishops in Africa Call for Unity in Diversity

May 28, 2024

Two Catholic Bishops in Africa have, on the occasion of the solemnity of the most Holy Trinity, urged the people of God they are shepherding to emulate the unity that exists in the Holy Trinity and shun the hatred that divides them.

Uganda’s Youths to Animate Series of Eucharistic Celebrations ahead of Martyrs’ Day, 60th Canonization Anniversary

May 27, 2024

Youths in Uganda are set to animate a series of Eucharistic celebrations to mark the celebration of the Ugandan Martyrs, one of the world’s largest annual religious gatherings.

Pilgrims to Uganda Martyrs' Day 2024 from Nzoia Deanery of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya being flagged by the Parish Priest of St. Joseph the Worker Kongoni Parish, Fr. Columban Odhiambo, on 21 May 2024. Credit: St. Joseph the Worker Kongoni Parish/Kakamega Diocese

Uganda Martyrs’ Day: Kenyan Deanery Pilgrims Begin 350-km Walk Praying for Priestly, Religious, Family Life Vocations

May 22, 2024

Pilgrims to Uganda’s Namugongo Shrine from Nzoia Deanery of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega have embarked on a 350-km spiritual journey, bringing with them various prayer intentions, among them, praying that more people may embrace, in faith and fidelity, the call of God in their respective lives. 

A poster announcing UNCCLA formation program. Credit: UNCCLA

Lay Formation Program Hailed for Strengthening Families in Uganda

Mar 6, 2024

The “Listens and Speaks” program of the Uganda National Catholic Council of Lay Apostolate (UNCCLA) has distinguished itself in formation of the laity, as well as the strengthening of Catholic families in the East African country.

Fr. Simon-Peter Engurait, elected Diocesan Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux in the United States of America (USA) following the passing on of Bishop Mario Dorsonville. Credit: Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC)

Ugandan Catholic Priest Elected Diocesan Administrator of American Diocese

Jan 25, 2024

Fr. Simon-Peter Engurait  from Uganda has been elected the Diocesan Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux in the United States of America (USA) following the passing on of Bishop Mario Dorsonville.

Archbishop John Baptist Odama with some members of the Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Gulu (LSMIG). Credit: Uganda Catholics Online

At Religious Profession, Ugandan Archbishop Emphasizes Nuns’ Power to “transform” Society

Jan 9, 2024

Catholic Nuns have the power to bring positive change to society, the Local Ordinary of the Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu in Uganda has said.

Credit: Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU)

Uganda’s Religious Leaders Emphasize Parents' Role in Understanding HIV/AIDS

Dec 26, 2023

Religious leaders in Uganda have emphasized the role of parents in helping children understand HIV/AIDS.

A screenshot of Fr. John Chrysostom Maviiri preaching during the 8th graduation ceremony of St. Francis Schools of Health Sciences (SFRASH) on Wednesday, December 20. Credit: Ugandan Catholics Online

Medical Students at Ugandan Catholic Institution Urged to Prioritize God’s Will in Service

Dec 20, 2023

Medical graduands at St. Francis Schools of Health Sciences (SFRASH) in Uganda’s Catholic Diocese of Lugazi have been urged to seek for and prioritize the will of God in their professional duties.

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Catholic Charity Foundation Responds to Sisters Struggling to Evangelize in Uganda

Dec 18, 2023

Members of The Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi (LSOSF) serving vulnerable communities in Uganda have increased their reach in the East African nation, thanks to a boost by the Pontifical charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

Some of the participants at the ongoing seminar organized by the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP) in Uganda. Credit: Charles Ayetan, UCAP President

Catholic Journalists in Africa Call for More Reporting Opportunities on the Environment

Nov 14, 2023

Religious leaders in Africa can help protect the environment by initiating initiatives journalists can report on, members of the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP) have said.

Official Logo Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP). Credit: UCAP

Catholic Journalists in Africa Urged to Expose “heartless” Agents Behind Migrants Woes

Nov 11, 2023

African Catholic Journalists have been told to play their part in preserving the dignity of migrants by producing content that exposes agents who are behind the suffering of those who leave their countries in search of better living conditions.