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Catholic Priest in Uganda Cautions against “mechanical observance” of Faith Practice

Jan 22, 2022

Christians have an obligation of upholding religious practices and serving one another with love and mercy without dwelling on external appearances that are merely “mechanical”, a Catholic Priest in Uganda has said. 

Fr. Lazar Arasu, the Director of Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Services. Credit: Courtesy

Ugandan Refugee Camps Register Low Turnout of Students as Schools Reopen: Catholic Priest

Jan 13, 2022

Schools attended by refugees in Uganda have registered a low turnout of students as learners continue to throng the country’s various learning institutions that reopened on Monday, January 10 after nearly two years of closure.

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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.

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.

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Salesians in Uganda in Partnership to Provide Nutritional Aid to Hundreds of Families

Dec 25, 2021

Hundreds of poor families in the East African nation of Uganda have received nutritional support from members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SBD) in a collaborative initiative.

Archbishop-elect Paul Ssemogerere. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop of Uganda’s Kasana-Luweero Diocese Appointed Archbishop of Kampala

Dec 9, 2021

The Bishop of Uganda’s Kasana-Luweero Diocese who has also been serving as the Apostolic Administrator of Kampala Archdiocese since April 2021 has been appointed the Local Ordinary of the Ugandan Archdiocese, which is headquartered in the capital city of the East African country.

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International Catholic Entity “very sad” After Uganda Annuls Anti-Pornography Law

Sep 20, 2021

The leadership of CitizenGo, the international Catholic activist organization that spearheads family issues, has expressed disappointment at the annulment of the Anti-Pornography Law in Uganda and called on the government of the East African country to petition the Court’s decision. 

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Ugandan Government Given Ultimatum to Address Petition against Closure of Churches

Sep 12, 2021

The Constitutional Court of Uganda has given President Yoweri Museveni-led government ten days to reply to a petition challenging the closure of places of worship as part of the COVID-19 restrictions

Bishop Sanctus Lino Wanok and examining the ordinands during the Priestly and Diaconate ordination in the Catholic Diocese of Lira, Uganda. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Free Deacons, Priests to Serve “without any hindrance”: Ugandan Bishop to Parents, Family

Sep 3, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in Uganda has urged parents and family members of the newly ordained Deacons and Priest to exercise detachment and allow the new members of the Clergy to serve the people of God “without any hindrance”.

Youth at Don Bosco Refugee Services, Palabek in Uganda's Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu during a tree planting session at the refugee center on 16 August  2021. Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu

Refugees in Uganda Launch “Laudato Si’ Garden” to Address Country’s Growing Deforestation

Sep 2, 2021

Students at the Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Services in Uganda have launched a tree planting drive aimed at ending deforestation in the country by planting thousands of trees at their facility.

Fr. Josephat Kasambula who was stabbed to death reportedly over a land dispute.on 18 August 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Priest Killed in Uganda’s Kiyinda-Mityana Diocese Following Land Dispute

Aug 19, 2021

A Catholic Priest serving in Uganda’s Kiyinda-Mityana Diocese has been stabbed to death reportedly over a land dispute.

Bishop Rapheal p'Mony Wokorach of Uganda’s Catholic Diocese of Nebbi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Newly Ordained Bishop in Uganda Says Faith Saved Him During DR Congo’s Deadly Conflict

Aug 16, 2021

For a moment, Bishop Rapheal p'Mony Wokorach who ascended to the helm of Uganda’s Catholic Diocese of Nebbi over the weekend thought of abandoning Religious Life when he found himself exposed in one of the deadliest conflicts in Africa.

Fr. Lazar Arasu, Director of Don Bosco Refugee Services, Palabek in Uganda during a talk with the youth at the refugee camp. Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu

Catholic Priest in Uganda Calls for Strengthening of Church Marriages to Curb Cohabitation

Aug 8, 2021

A Catholic Missionary Priest in Uganda has raised alarm over the rise in cohabitation among the youth in African countries and called for the strengthening and support of the Sacrament of Matrimony to nurture responsibility and foster faith in families.

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Faith Leaders in Uganda Sue Government for COVID-19 Ban on Public Worship

Aug 7, 2021

Representatives of a Christian church and Muslim community in Uganda have filed a law suit against the country over the suspension of in-person worship as part of the COVID-19 restrictions.

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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Elderly “living encyclopedia”, Ugandan Bishop Says, Urges Youth to Learn from Grandparents

Jul 26, 2021

The elderly in society are “living encyclopedias”, the Catholic Bishop of Uganda’s Kasana-Luweero Diocese said Sunday, July 25.

A woman in Uganda receiving food donations from members of Salesians of Don Bosco. Credit: Salesian Missions

Cost of Treating COVID-19 Patients “incredibly high”: Salesian Missionaries in Uganda

Jul 23, 2021

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Uganda’s Archdiocese of Kampala have noted with concern the “incredibly high” cost of treating COVID-19 patients in the East African country.

Javis Mugagga, founder of St. Kizito Leadership Institute poses with Missionary Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church in the Catholic Diocese of Kampala, Uganda./ Credit: Javis Mugagga/ St. Kizito Leadership Institute

Lay Catholic’s Envisioned Retreat Centre to Reignite Spiritual Formation in Uganda

Jul 22, 2021

Javis Mugagga’s goal to become a Catholic Priest may have been thwarted by his family but his desire to reignite the spirit of evangelization, education and entrepreneurship in Uganda remains intact.

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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. 

Fr. Lazar Arasu saying Mass at the Palabek Refugee Settlement in Uganda/ Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu

Catholic Missionary Priest Reports Agony of Refugees in Uganda as COVID-19 Bites

Jul 11, 2021

Uganda has continued to implement stringent measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 amid a spike in infections and related deaths, a situation that has terribly impacted the wellbeing of refugees who were already struggling to survive in the East African country.