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Catholic Church in Uganda

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.

Logo Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC). Credit: Courtesy

“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”.

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

Beatification of Comboni Priest to Fire Up Evangelization in Northern Uganda: Postulator

Nov 8, 2022

The envisioned beatification of Fr. Giuseppe Ambrosoli, a Comboni Priest who ministered in Uganda’s Archdiocese of Gulu is “a mission event”, the Postulator guiding the course of the Italian-born Missionary Priest has said, and exuded confidence that the event will “keep the missionary flame alive and burning” in the Comboni Family working in the East African country.

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of South Sudan's Yei Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Seeking to Prioritize “reconstruction of infrastructures”

Oct 20, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Catholic Diocese is seeking to prioritize the rebuilding of the various “infrastructures that were destroyed during the 2016 conflict” in his Episcopal See.

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of South Sudan's Yei Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop Appeals for Support for Civilians Fleeing Violence in South Sudanese State

Oct 13, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Yei Diocese in South Sudan is appealing to humanitarian organizations to come to the aid of civilians fleeing violence in Morobo County of Central Equatoria State.

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On Uganda’s Independence Anniversary, Catholic Bishops Highlight Challenges, Achievements

Oct 11, 2022

On the occasion of Uganda's 60th independence anniversary marked on October 7, Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have highlighted challenges and achievements in the country over the last decade. 

Fr. Egidio Tocalli poses for a photo with a lay missionary near the Tomb of Fr. Giuseppe Ambrosoli. Credit: Fr. Egidio Tocalli/ Comboni Missionaries

“It was a blessing”: Priest on Working with Confrere Set for Beatification in Uganda

Sep 25, 2022

For 20 years, Fr. Egidio Tocalli stayed in the same room that had hosted Fr. Giuseppe Ambrosoli, a member of the Comboni Missionaries who ran a hospital in Uganda’s Archdiocese of Gulu, and slept in the bed where the Priest who is set for beatification on November 20 had slept.

Dr. Erik  Domini (on the front row) poses for a photo with staff and midwifery students at Kalongo hospital in Northern Uganda. Erick is the doctor who asked to pray seeking the intercession of Fr. Ambrosoli for a woman who was in a comma. Credit: Fr. Egidio Tocalli/ Comboni Missionaries

Why Comboni Missionary Set for Beatification in Uganda is a Good Example for Medics

Sep 23, 2022

Through the example of Fr. Giuseppe Joseph Ambrosoli, a member of the Comboni Missionaries who treated patients from poor backgrounds at a hospital in Uganda, doctors and nurses appreciate their God-given gift to perform miracles by loving the sick.

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Struggling Brothers’ Congregation in Uganda Grateful after Boost from Catholic Charity

Sep 15, 2022

Members of the Congregation of the Brothers of St. Martin de Porres in Uganda’s Gulu Archdiocese have expressed their gratitude following a financial donation from the Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, to boost the “ongoing formation”.

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Let’s “join hands” to Address Human Trafficking in Uganda: Bishops’ Conference Chairman

Sep 12, 2022

The dynamics around the “heinous crime” of human trafficking in Uganda cannot be addressed by a single entity, the Chairman of Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC), Bishop Joseph Antony Zziwa, has said.

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Catholic Diocese Raises Alarm Over Massive Displacements by Multinationals in Uganda

Aug 31, 2022

Powerful multinational companies are on a displacement spree in Northern Uganda, and are uprooting locals from their homes where they are setting up large agricultural ventures, the Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of the Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu, which serves the communities under attack has said.

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Salesians Providing Nutritional Aid for Vulnerable Children in Uganda

Aug 28, 2022

Vulnerable minors at the Salesians of Don Bosco – Children And Life Mission (CALM) in Namugongo in Uganda’s Archdiocese of Kampala are receiving nutritional support from members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in a collaborative initiative.

Hon. Mathias Mpuuga, speaking at the 125th anniversary of Our Lady Queen of Virgins Parish of Kampala Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Emulate Catholic Church in Management of Public Affairs: Ugandan Legislator to Government

Aug 26, 2022

There is need for the government of Uganda to emulate the Catholic Church in management of public affairs for the success of the East African country, the leader of opposition in the country’s parliament has said.

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of South Sudan's Yei Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Arrest Armed Politicians “confusing people in camps”: South Sudanese Bishop to Uganda

Aug 25, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan's Yei Diocese has called on the government of Uganda to apprehend and imprison armed South Sudanese politicians who are confusing people in refugee camps in the East African nation.

Bishop Martin Luluga. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop who Promoted “green evangelization” in Uganda Laid to Rest

Aug 18, 2022

The Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Nebbi in Uganda who was laid to rest on Wednesday, August 17 is being remembered for his love for nature and evangelization through the protection of the environment.

Dr. Emmanuel Aliba Kiiza lisitening to a presentation during the 20th Plenary Assembly of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Church Official Faults “human action” for Environmental Degradation in Uganda

Jul 16, 2022

Environmental degradation in Uganda is a result of “human action”, a Catholic Church official has said.