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Members of SECAM  at the opening Mass of the Golden Jubilee Celebration in Uganda in July 2019.

Why First Sunday of August is Meant to be Important for the Church in Africa

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).

Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala celebrating the Uganda Martyrs Day Mass at the Namugongo Shrine Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

“It is time to strengthen the domestic church”: Ugandan Archbishop on Martyrs’ Day

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, 2020 Harambee Prize winner in a past interview in Kampala, Uganda. / Harambee Africa International

Ugandan Medic Clinches Prestigious 2020 Award of a Rome-based Institution

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.

Former Kampala Archbishop Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala (L) with long time friend, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni (r) during the February 29 launch of the memorial museum. / Smart24TV

Newly Inaugurated Memorial Museum in Uganda Sheds Light into the Life of Retired Cardinal

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.

Worshippers during a past event at Namugongo shrine in uganda

Christian Leaders in Uganda Call for Prayers Ahead of 2021 General Elections

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.

Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga  of Kampala, Uganda.

“It is forbidden to distribute, receive Holy Communion in the hands”: Ugandan Archbishop

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.

Ugandan-born Monsignor Joseph Kizito, Bishop-elect of Aliwal North, South Africa

Ugandan-Born Cleric Appointed Bishop in South Africa, Says He is “baptized and sent”

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.

Sr. Dominica Dipio, member of the Missionary Sisters of Mary Mother of the Church (MSMMC) and Professor of literature at the Makerere University in Uganda who was appointed November 11, 2019 by Pope Francis as one of the consultors of the Vatican-based Pontifical Council for Culture / Missionary Sisters of Mary Mother of the Church (MSMMC)

Ugandan Nun Appointed Consultor of Pontifical Council for Culture Feels “humbled, honored”

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.