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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.

Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

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.

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

Avoid “half-truths” in Environmental Reporting: African Catholic Journalists Told

Nov 8, 2023

Catholic journalists in Africa have been told to be more intentional in their work, and to desist from communicating half-baked stories and “half-truths” in their environmental reporting.

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

Vatican Official Lauds African Catholic Journalists for Environmental Awareness

Nov 7, 2023

The Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication has lauded Catholic Journalists in Africa under the umbrella body of the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP) for their dedication to address environmental issues.

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

Upcoming Training to Build African Catholic Journalists’ Capacity in Ecology Reporting

Oct 6, 2023

Catholic Journalists in Africa are set to undergo training on how to work with other entities in addressing environmental challenges.

Officers of the Legion of Mary Senatus in Uganda. Credit;: Victor Nashaba.

How Members of Legion of Mary are Reviving Movement in Parts of Uganda

Sep 3, 2023

Members of the Legion of Mary in Uganda have taken deliberate initiatives to revive the Marian movement in parts of the East African nation where it had lapsed. 

Some of the members of the Legion of Mary in Uganda. Credit: Victor Nashaba

“People are joining”: Legion of Mary Official in Uganda on Membership after Centenary Fete

Aug 28, 2023

Months after the centenary celebration of the Legion of Mary in Uganda, new members are joining the Marian movements, and misconceptions about the Ireland-founded lay apostolic association are being clarified, an official in the East African nation has said. 

Bishop Lawrence Mukasa of Kasana-Luweero Diocese in Uganda. Credit: Uganda Catholics Online

‘Fear not,’ New Bishop Briefed on Challenges at Ugandan Diocese

Aug 7, 2023

The newly consecrated Catholic Bishop of Kasana-Luweero Diocese in Uganda has been urged to be fearless in his mission as shepherd of the Ugandan Episcopal See, and to remain firm in faith to the Lord.

Homeless youth in Uganda find hope for bright future. Credit: Salesian Missions

How Salesians are Supporting Victims of Human Trafficking in Africa

Jul 31, 2023

On the occasion of the annual World Day against Trafficking in Persons marked July 30, members of the U.S—based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, have highlighted initiatives helping to prevent trafficking and support to victims across the globe, including Africa.

Logo of the Association of Catholic Communication Practitioners in Uganda (ACCPU). Credit: ACCPU

Catholic Journalists in Uganda Urged to Use Media to Promote Pastoral Activities

Jul 28, 2023

Catholic journalists in Uganda have been urged to use the various means of communication in promoting the Church’s pastoral activities.