The first Sunday of next month, August 2, is meant to be important for the people of God in Africa because the Catholic Bishops on the continent are expected to preside over the day of their common forum, the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).
At celebrations marking Martyrs’ Day, the Archbishop of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese has called on the people of God under his care to follow the example of the Ugandan martyrs in view of strengthening their Christian faith within their respective families amid COVID-19 challenges.
Irene Kyamummi, a Ugandan doctor who has had a career stint in neighboring Kenya is the winner of “the XI Harambee Prize 2020” for her selflessness in promoting health standards among vulnerable groups in the two East African countries, an official of Harambee Africa International, the Rome-based association that is giving the prize, told ACI Africa Wednesday, March 3.
A newly-launched memorial museum in Uganda’s Masaka Diocese will chronicle the life and times of the Archbishop Emeritus of Kampala, Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala, and offer the faithful an opportunity for reflection, a Prelate in the East African nation has said.
A call for unity, peace and consistent prayers was the major highlight of this year’s national prayer day that was celebrated at the Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine Namugongo Sunday, February 23.
In what could be considered a controversial move, the Archbishop of Kampala in Uganda, has issued a decree forbidding the reception of Holy Communion in the hand in order to promote reverence for the Eucharist and to stop “abuses.
One of the recent news from the Holy See related to the Church in Africa has been Pope Francis’ appointment of Ugandan-born Monsignor Joseph Kizito as Bishop of South Africa’s Aliwal North diocese, with his ordination slated to take place on February 15, 2020.
Last week, Monday, November 11, 2019, when Pope Francis announced resignations and new appointments, he appointed members as well as consultors of the Vatican-based Pontifical Council for Culture, among them, Ugandan-born nun, Sr. Dominica Dipio.