Catholic Church in Uganda

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.

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“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. 

Chapel of Nswanjere Junior Seminary. Credit: Archdiocese of Kampala

Archbishop in Uganda Declares “Triduum of prayer” after Desecration of Seminary Chapel

Mar 21, 2023

Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala in Uganda has declared “a Triduum of prayer for an act of Reparation” following the desecration of the Chapel of Nswanjere Junior Seminary.

Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala in Uganda. Credit: Ugandan Catholics Online

Catholic Archbishop Urges “open dialogue” to Foster Reconciliation, Fraternity in Uganda

Dec 18, 2022

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala in Uganda is advocating for “open dialogue” among citizens of the East African nation in view of addressing the challenges in the country and foster “reconciliation and fraternity”.

Late Bishop Erasmus Desiderius Wandera. Credit: UEC

Ugandan Diocese Mourning Death of Pioneer Bishop, “founding Father”, Aged 92

Dec 8, 2022

The people of God in the Catholic Diocese of Soroti in Uganda is mourning the passing on of Bishop Erasmus Desiderius Wandera, the first Local Ordinary of the Ugandan Diocese. 

Bishop Matthias Ssekamanya during the 6th graduation ceremony of St. Francis Schools of Health Sciences (SFRASH) in Uganda’s Catholic Diocese of Lugazi. Credit: Ugandan Catholics Online

Know Patients’ Limitations, Win Their Hearts: Ugandan Catholic Bishop to Medical Students

Nov 24, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Uganda has, during a graduation ceremony, urged medical graduands to work towards winning the hearts of their patients in the example of the person of Jesus Christ.

Fr. Giuseppe Ambrosoli, a Comboni Missionary Priest who ministered in Uganda’s Archdiocese of Gulu as a beloved minister of the Eucharist, surgeon, philanthropist, and educator. Credit: Comboni Uganda

Emulate Blessed Ambrosoli, Work Hard to Chase Away Poverty: Ugandan President

Nov 22, 2022

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has urged citizens of the East African nation to follow the example of Blessed Giuseppe Ambrosoli, a celebrated Priest and medical doctor in the country, and work hard to eradicate poverty in their homes.

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Pope Francis Declares July 28 Feast Day of Comboni Priest Who Ministered in Uganda

Nov 21, 2022

The Feast Day of Blessed Giuseppe Ambrosoli, a Comboni Priest who served in Uganda’s Archdiocese of Gulu for years will be July 28.

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“Make Christian Religious Education compulsory”: Catholic Priest in Uganda to Government

Nov 16, 2022

The Executive Secretary of the Commission for Education of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) has called on the government of the East African nation to make Christian Religious Education (CRE) compulsory at all secondary school levels in “church-founded schools” in the country.  

In Sudan, St. Joseph Vocational Training Center offers students the opportunity to have hands-on learning in renewable energy. Credit: Salesian Missions

On World Day of Poor, Salesians Highlight Social Initiatives for Africa’s Vulnerable Youth

Nov 14, 2022

On the annual event of the World Day of the Poor marked November 13, the leadership of the U.S—based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has highlighted social initiatives for vulnerable youth across the globe, including Africa.

Bishop Joseph Anthony Zziwa during Holy Mass to mark the Golden Jubilee of St. Mary’s National Major Seminary, Ggaba, in Uganda . Credit: UEC

Catholic Bishop in Uganda Hails National Seminary for Forming “pastorally minded Priests”

Nov 14, 2022

52-year-old St. Mary’s National Major Seminary, Ggaba, in Uganda has been hailed for realizing the formation of the “pastorally minded Priests”.