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Tributes Pour in for Young Ugandan Catholic Priest Who Smiled through Heart Illness

Jun 19, 2024

Fr. Joseph Okwara wore his signature smile as he welcomed pilgrims who arrived in Uganda for the 2024 pilgrimage at Namugongo Shrine in the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala.

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What African Polygamous Men Can Learn from Ugandan Martyr Matthias Mulumba

Jun 9, 2024

The Archbishop-elect of the  Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu in Uganda has urged Christian men still practicing polygamy to emulate St. Matthias Mulumba,  one of the Uganda Martyrs who denounced his polygamous life and embraced monogamy after he converted to Christianity.

Uganda Martyrs Day Marks Triumph of Faith over Fear, not Time to Mourn: Archbishop

Jun 4, 2024

The Uganda Martyrs’ Day Pilgrimage celebrated annually on June 3 is not a moment to mourn the Martyrs the Catholic Archbishop of Kampala has said, saying that the day should ignite memories of “triumph of faith over fear”.

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Catholic Archbishop Recounts Stories of Ugandan Martyrs “who abandoned the way of idolatry”

Jun 3, 2024

Archbishop-elect Raphael p’Mony Wokorach of Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu in Uganda has described the story of the Ugandan Martyrs as that of “those who abandoned the way of idolatry.”

Uganda Martyrs Invite us to be Witnesses of Christ: Apostolic Nuncio

Jun 3, 2024

The representative of the Holy Father in Uganda has described the solemnity of the Ugandan martyrs marked on June 3 annually as “a special moment of faith and grace”, noting that the martyrs invite the people of God to be witnesses of Christ in their lives.

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Uganda Martyrs Day: President Urges Christians to Lead by Example in Fostering Peace

Jun 3, 2024

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda has urged believers gathered at the Namugongo Shrine for this year’s Martyrs’ Day Pilgrimage to be at the forefront in fostering peace in the East African region.

Bishop Lawrence Mukasa of Kasana-Luweero Diocese in Uganda. Credit: Uganda Catholics Online

‘Fear not,’ New Bishop Briefed on Challenges at Ugandan Diocese

Aug 7, 2023

The newly consecrated Catholic Bishop of Kasana-Luweero Diocese in Uganda has been urged to be fearless in his mission as shepherd of the Ugandan Episcopal See, and to remain firm in faith to the Lord.

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.

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”. 

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 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”.

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”.

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.

Late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga during SECAM's Golden Jubilee in Uganda in July 2019. Credit: SECAM

Catholic Archbishop in Uganda Remembers Predecessor for Defending “rights of downtrodden”

Apr 4, 2022

The Local Ordinary of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese has remembered his immediate predecessor who died in April last year as one who stood up for the rights of the “downtrodden” and “spoke truth to power.” 

Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere is  greeted by selected representatives of the Diocesan clergy, religious men and women, members of the faithful, and some representatives of the civil authority. Credit: Uganda Catholics online.

At Archbishop’s Installation in Uganda, Religious Leaders Urged to Foster Integral Growth

Jan 25, 2022

The need for religious leaders to work towards the integral growth of the faithful, addressing spiritual and material needs, was highlighted during the installation of the new Archbishop of Kampala on Tuesday, January 25.

Archbishop-elect Paul Ssemogerere. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Prayers Sought for Archbishop-elect of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese ahead of Installation

Jan 10, 2022

The Chancellor of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala in Uganda is appealing for prayers ahead of the installation of the new Archbishop of the Ugandan Metropolitan See.

The Apostolic Administrator of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese, Bishop Paul Ssemogerere/ Credit: Ugandan Catholics Online/Facebook

Ugandan Bishop Criticizes Price Inflation amid Pandemic, Urges Love for Affected, Infected

Jul 1, 2021

The Apostolic Administrator of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese, Bishop Paul Ssemogerere has faulted people taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to hike prices of basic commodities and healthcare services.

Bishop Paul Semogerereof Kasana-Luweero, appointed Apostolic Administrator of Uganda's Kampala Archdiocese by Pope Francis on 8 April 2021. / Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Appoints Apostolic Administrator for Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese

Apr 8, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Uganda’s Kasana-Luweero Diocese as the Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Kampala, which fell vacant following the death of Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga on April 3.

Late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga during SECAM's Golden Jubilee in Uganda inJuly 2019. / ACI Africa

At Requiem Mass, Late Ugandan Archbishop Remembered for Championing God’s Word

Apr 6, 2021

At his Requiem Mass, the Archbishop of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese who passed on hours after taking part in and preaching at an ecumenical Way of the Cross on Good Friday, has been remembered for championing the sharing of the Word of God and the empowerment of the people of God in his episcopal sees.

Dorothy Atuhaire Ssonko, animating Children's liturgy on the Uganda Catholic Television / Uganda Catholic Television

Children’s Year of St. Joseph Initiative in Uganda Attracts Countrywide Participation

Feb 3, 2021

An initiative by children at Namugongo Catholic Parish of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese to mark the Year of St Joseph has spread to other Parishes across the East African country, attracting other children who are eager to learn about the Saint.