Catholic Bishops in Uganda with government officials at the end of the Eucharistic Celebration marking Martyrs Day 2023. Credit: Uagnada Catholic Online

Impose “stricter measures” on Gun Circulation: Catholic Bishops in Uganda to Government

Jun 5, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Uganda have expressed concern about gun deaths in the country, and have called on the government to impose “stricter measures” on the circulation of firearms.

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Do not be Distracted from the Risen Christ: Uganda’s Catholic Bishops in Easter Message

Apr 12, 2023

Members of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) have called on the people of God in the East African country to avoid situations that are likely to distract their focus on the Risen Christ.

A poster announcing the Wednesday, March 29 event that Uganda’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala organized to celebrate Pope Francis’ decade of service at the helm of the Catholic Church. Credit: UEC

Attention to the Poor among Underpinnings of Pope Francis’ Pontificate: Ugandan Theologian

Mar 30, 2023

Attentiveness to the poor and marginalized in society and the mercy of God are among the seven aspects that underpin the 10-year Pontificate of Pope Francis, a Ugandan-born Catholic Theologian has said. 

Late Bishop Erasmus Desiderius Wandera. Credit: UEC

Ugandan Diocese Mourning Death of Pioneer Bishop, “founding Father”, Aged 92

Dec 8, 2022

The people of God in the Catholic Diocese of Soroti in Uganda is mourning the passing on of Bishop Erasmus Desiderius Wandera, the first Local Ordinary of the Ugandan Diocese. 

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“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.  

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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. 

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.

Bishop Joseph Antony Zziwa, Chairman of Uganda Episcopal Conference and Bishop of Kiyinda-Mityana Diocese. Credit: Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC)

Education, Health, Socio-economic Initiatives Discussed at Bishops’ Plenary in Uganda

Jun 21, 2022

Initiatives that the Catholic Church in Uganda is undertaking in education, health, and socio-economic development were among the series of matters discussed during the recent Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops in the East African nation.

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Be Parents to Learners, Priest in Uganda Tells Teachers as Schools Reopen after 22 Months

Jan 12, 2022

Schools in Uganda are receiving children who have undergone transformation during what has been described as the world’s longest schools’ closure, a Catholic Priest serving at the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) has said, and made an appeal to teachers in the East African nation to “be parents” to the learners.

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

Aug 4, 2021

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

Jul 12, 2021

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

Jun 24, 2021

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

Jun 12, 2021

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

Apr 9, 2021

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. 

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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.

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

Jan 20, 2021

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

Jan 12, 2021

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

Jan 6, 2021

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”

Dec 11, 2020

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

Dec 5, 2020

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.