Catholic Church in Uganda

Partipants attending the training that the African region of the World Catholic Association for Communication, SIGNIS Africa, organized in Kampala, Uganda. Credit: Sr. Adelaide Felicitas Ndilu

Cardinal Urges Africa’s Catholic Journalists to Amplify Aspirations of Migrants, Refugees

Jul 12, 2023

The Vatican-based Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) has urged Catholic journalists in Africa to amplify the aspirations of migrants and refugees.

Bishop Joseph Mugenyi Sabiiti. Credit: Diocese of Fort Portal

Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Auxiliary Bishop of Uganda’s Fort Portal Diocese

Jul 8, 2023

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Joseph Mugenyi Sabiiti, who has been serving as the Auxiliary Bishop of Uganda’s Catholic Diocese of Fort Portal since his Episcopal Ordination in April 1999.

Credit: Diocese of Kasese

Ugandan Catholic Diocese Observing Five-Day Prayer for Victims of Secondary School Attack

Jun 22, 2023

The Catholic Diocese of Kasese in Uganda is observing a five-day prayer for the souls of the victims of the attack on Lubiriha Secondary School that is located in its terrirory, in the Western region of the country.

The gates of Lubiriha Secondary School in Uganda that was attacked on 16 June 2023. Credit: Courtesy Photo

"Gruesome, cruel massacre": Religious Leaders in Uganda on Secondary School Attack

Jun 19, 2023

Religious leaders in Uganda have condemned “in the strongest terms” the attack on Lubiriha Secondary School in the Western region of the country that resulted in the death of at least 41 people, and half a dozen abductions.

A poster announcing the SIGNIS Africa workshop on reporting on Refugees. Credit: SIGNIS Africa

Catholic Journalists in Africa to Gain Skills in Planned “specialized reporting” Training

Jun 8, 2023

Catholic journalists in Africa are set to gain skills in “specialized reporting” training that is to be realized in Uganda in July.

Caritas Uganda conducts a press conference to mark the beginning of the world food safety day scheduled for 7 June 2023. Credit: Caritas Uganda

Caritas Uganda among Entities Decrying “rapidly increasing” Food Safety Concerns

Jun 7, 2023

Caritas Uganda, the humanitarian and development arm of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC), is among entities raising alarm over food security concerns in the East African nation, which they are “rapidly increasing”. 

Catholic Bishops in Uganda with government officials at the end of the Eucharistic Celebration marking Martyrs Day 2023. Credit: Uagnada Catholic Online

Impose “stricter measures” on Gun Circulation: Catholic Bishops in Uganda to Government

Jun 5, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Uganda have expressed concern about gun deaths in the country, and have called on the government to impose “stricter measures” on the circulation of firearms.

Namugongo Shrine in Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“A heartbreaking blow”: Police on Death of Two Pilgrims Walking to Uganda Martyrs’ Shrine

Jun 2, 2023

The death of the two pilgrims who were walking to Namugongo Shrine in the Archdiocese of Kampala to join others in the annual June 3 Martyrs’ Day pilgrimage is “a heartbreaking blow”, the police in Uganda have said. 

A police van stationed at road leading to Namugongo Shrine in Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Police in Uganda Announce “very robust” Security Measures ahead of Martyrs’ Day

Jun 2, 2023

The police in Uganda announced “very robust” security measures ahead of the annual June 3 Martyrs’ Day pilgrimage at Namugongo Shrine in Kampala Archdiocese.

Christine Laura Okello (left) and Aguti Betty Rose (right). Credit: ACI Africa

Caritas Uganda Seeking Partners in “local production of reusable sanitary pads” Initiative

May 25, 2023

Caritas Uganda is seeking partners in an initiative that will see “reusable sanitary pads” locally produced, with school-going girls at a refugee center as beneficiaries.

Credit: Caritas Africa

“Walk the talk”, Caritas Uganda Urges Developed Countries to Actualize COP27 Promises

May 24, 2023

Caritas Uganda officials have called on developed nations to owner their pledge to contribute to the loss and damage fund, which they made during the United Nations 27th Conference of Parties Climate Conference (COP27) in Egypt in last November. 

Hon. Thomas Tayebwa addressing journalists during the 57th World Communications Day (WCD) that was held at St. Mary’s Lubaga Cathedral of Kampala Archdiocese. Credit: Uganda Catholics Online

Catholic Communicators in Uganda Urged to Use Communication Tools to “build bridges”

May 20, 2023

The Deputy Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament has urged Catholic communicators to use social communication tools to “build bridges” and foster unity among the people of God in the East African nation.

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

Pilgrimage to Martyrs’ Day in Uganda “journeying around Christ”: Ugandan Catholic Bishop

May 17, 2023

Pilgrims traveling to Namugongo Shrine for the annual June 3 Martyrs’ Day celebration, one of the world’s largest religious gatherings expected to bring together over one million pilgrims, is “journeying around Christ”, the Local Ordinary of Uganda’s Lira Diocese has said.

Catholic Archbishop in Uganda Urges Government to “Respect more role of communicators”

May 16, 2023

The Catholic Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese in Uganda has urged the government of the East African nation, especially the country’s “security and administration” to accord communicators respect “in their line of duty”. 

Section of Namugongo Shrine in Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese. Credit: Fr. Don Bosco Onyalla

Ugandan Diocese Sets Safety Protocols for Martyrs’ Day Pilgrimage: Over a Million Expected

May 4, 2023

The Catholic Diocese of Jinja in Uganda is in “very high gear” preparing for one of the world’s largest religious gatherings – the annual June 3 Martyrs’ Day Pilgrimage – by implementing safety protocols, training local medical response teams, and preparing for the expansive liturgical celebrations for the pilgrims who will number over one million, according to the Vicar General of the Diocese.


Catholic Activist Concerned about Death Penalty in Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

May 3, 2023

The Campaigns Director for CitizenGo in Africa has expressed concern about the death penalty in Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed on Tuesday, May 4.

Logo Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC). Credit: UEC

Do not be Distracted from the Risen Christ: Uganda’s Catholic Bishops in Easter Message

Apr 12, 2023

Members of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) have called on the people of God in the East African country to avoid situations that are likely to distract their focus on the Risen Christ.

Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere of Uganda's Kampala Archdiocese. Credit: Uganda Catholics Online

“They are now surviving on leaves”: Catholic Archbishop in Uganda on Plight of Karamojong

Apr 4, 2023

The Catholic Archbishop of Kampala in Uganda has called for the mobilization of food to reach out to the Karamojong people in the country’s Karamoja region who he says are “now surviving on leaves”.

Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere of Kampala Archdiocese in Uganda. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Uganda Awaiting “entire Bill” on Homosexuality to Give Church Position

Mar 31, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Uganda are waiting for the details of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB) that members of Parliament (MPs) recently passed to be able to give the position of the Church in the East African nation, the Local Ordinary of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese has said.

A poster announcing the Wednesday, March 29 event that Uganda’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala organized to celebrate Pope Francis’ decade of service at the helm of the Catholic Church. Credit: UEC

Attention to the Poor among Underpinnings of Pope Francis’ Pontificate: Ugandan Theologian

Mar 30, 2023

Attentiveness to the poor and marginalized in society and the mercy of God are among the seven aspects that underpin the 10-year Pontificate of Pope Francis, a Ugandan-born Catholic Theologian has said.