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Msgr. Raphael Wokorach of Uganda's Nebbi Diocese whose Episcopal Ordination has been rescheduled to next week, Saturday, August 14. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Postponed Episcopal Ordination of New Bishop for Uganda’s Nebbi Diocese Rescheduled

The Episcopal Ordination of Msgr. Raphael Wokorach that had been postponed owing to COVID-19 restrictions in Uganda has been rescheduled to next week, Saturday, August 14.

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Ugandan Youth Urged to Engage Digital Media to Share Encouraging Messages amid COVID-19

A youth leader in Uganda has called on young people in the East African nation to engage digital media to share “messages of hope and encouragement” among themselves in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Msgr. Raphael Wokorach of Uganda's Nebbi Diocese whose Episcopal Ordination has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Episcopal Ordination in Uganda Postponed as Country's Lockdown Intensifies

The Episcopal Ordination of Msgr. Raphael Wokorach that had been planned for Saturday, June 26 has been postponed until further notice.

Screenshot of Msgr. Raphael Wokorach during the June 9 interview with Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) in conjunction with Uganda Episcopal Youth Apostolate and Uganda Catholics Online/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Serving as an altar boy shaped my passion to serve God as a Priest”: Ugandan Bishop-elect

The Bishop-elect for Uganda’s Nebbi Diocese has, in an interview, traced his vocation to serve God as a Catholic Priest to his childhood days as an altar boy.

Late Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro (left), Late Bishop Alfred Leonhard Maluma (Center) and Late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga (Right)

Bishops in Eastern Africa Write to Condole with Ugandans, South Sudanese, Tanzanians

The leadership of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences for Africa and Madagascar (AMECEA) has, in separate statements, condoled with the people of God in Uganda, South Sudan and Tanzania following the death of Catholic Prelates in their respective countries. 

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

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.

Late Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa. / Courtesy photo

Church in Uganda Mourns Bishop Who Recently Advised Government to Postpone Elections

The people of God in Uganda are mourning Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa who passed on Wednesday, January 20 at the age of 77.

Singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine (left) is standing against long-term leader Yoweri Museveni (right) in Uganda's General elections slated for January 14. / Reuters

Episcopal Commission, UK-based Catholic Agency Appeal for Peaceful Elections in Uganda

The leadership of the Uganda National Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CJPC) and the humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) are appealing for peace in Uganda ahead of general elections slated for Thursday, January 14.

13 Issues of Concern Bishops in Uganda Want “addressed urgently” Ahead of Elections

Ahead of general elections in Uganda slated for January 14, Catholic Bishops in the country have, in their latest Pastoral Letter, highlighted 13 issues that “could taint the credibility of the electoral process and outcome of the polls if not addressed urgently.”

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Youth in Uganda Cautioned against Idleness, Disorder; Urged “to arise and work”

Young people in the East African nation of Uganda have been cautioned against the tendency to stay idle or to be disorganized.

Presidential Debate in Uganda under Auspices of Religious Leaders Postponed Indefinitely

The presidential debate in Uganda organized under the auspices of religious leaders that had been scheduled to take place early December ahead of the 14 January 2021 general elections has been postponed indefinitely.

Late Archbishop James Odongo who died Friday, December 4 at the age of 89.

Church in Eastern Africa Mourns Ugandan Prelate Who Laid Ground for Regional Collaboration

The Catholic Church in Eastern Africa is mourning the passing on of the first African Chairman of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA), Archbishop James Odongo who died Friday, December 4 at the age of 89. 

Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Uganda's Kampala Archdiocese.

Archbishop in Uganda Decries Political Unrest, Calls for Restraint, Peace

The Archbishop of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese has decried the political unrest in the East African nation, calling for restraint and the cultivation of “a peaceful relationship with God our creator.”

Resettling Boy Child from Children’s Home in Uganda Challenging, Catholic Nun Recounts

The process of transitioning the boy child from children’s home to family life in the East African nation of Uganda is still a big challenge, a Catholic Sister has said.

The 2nd Presidential debate in 2016. The first Presidential debate in Uganda under the auspices of religious leaders is expected to be held December 12.

Plans Underway for Presidential Debate in Uganda Under Religious Leaders’ Auspices

Plans are underway for the first Presidential debate in Uganda under the auspices of religious leaders ahead of the general elections scheduled for February 2021.

Voter Education Outreach Program in Uganda. / Electoral Commission of Uganda

Interreligious Body in Uganda among Dozens of Entities Accredited for Voter Education

The Inter Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) is among 46 civil society organizations (CSOs) accredited by the country’s electoral body to carry out voter education ahead of the general elections scheduled to take place in February 2021.

Members of the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau receiving Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) from the Government of Germany through its Embassy in the country in a bid to support the fight against COVID-19. / German Embassy Kampala/Facebook Page

Over 900 Health Workers in Uganda’s Catholic Health Facilities Get PPEs in COVID-19 Fight

At least 900 health workers serving in dozens of Catholic facilities spread across Uganda have benefitted from Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) from the Government of Germany through its Embassy in the country in a bid to support the fight against COVID-19 in the East African nation, Radio Sapientia reported Wednesday, September 30.

Church Leaders in Uganda to Engage Media in Marking World Mission Sunday

Ahead of this year’s World Mission Sunday on October 18, an official of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) has explained how Church leaders will engage the media in marking the event in the East African nation.

Members of the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU).

Uganda’s Religious Leaders Decry Unequal Media Access, Police Brutality Ahead of 2021 Poll

Religious leaders in Uganda have expressed their concerns about unequal access to the media and police brutality as the country prepares for elections early next year.

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Bishops in Uganda “temporarily suspend payment of staff” in Catholic Schools

Catholic Bishops in the East African nation of Uganda have announced their decision to “temporarily suspend payment” of staff in Catholic schools, citing the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the education sector.