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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.

Today, June 3, We Celebrate St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs of Uganda

St. Charles and many other martyrs for the faith died between November 15, 1885 – January 27, 1887 in Namugongo, Uganda. St. Charles and his companions were beatified in 1920 and canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1964.

A poster announcing the May 21 webinar closing celebrations making the Laudato Si Year in the Africa region. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Caritas Uganda Bemoans Growing Environmental Disasters Owing to Deforestation

As the Catholic Church across the globe marks the Laudato Si’ week, taking stock of the gains made in the conservation of the environment, Caritas Uganda is condemning the growing environmental challenges that the Catholic Church entity links to massive deforestation in the East African nation.

Displaced people living in makeshift tents and wooden huts in Acholi District within the Archdiocese of Gulu, Uganda/ Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute /

Catholic Peace Organization Exposes Brutal Land Grabbing and Evictions in Uganda

Cases of land grabbing and forceful evictions are on the rise in northern parts of Uganda, a Catholic charity and peace organization that is investigating human rights violations in the East African country has revealed.

Refugees at Don Bosco Refugee Services Palabek in Uganda's Archdiocese of Gulu/ Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu /

Salesians Highlight Projects for Growing Refugee Population in Northern Uganda

The number of refugees at the Don Bosco Refugee Services Palabek in Uganda’s Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu has been rising steadily from 2017 when members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) introduced refugee services in the East African country.

Logo PMS Uganda. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

PMS Uganda Calls for Generous Contribution on Vocations Sunday, Says Mission is Expensive

The leadership of Pontifical Mission Society (PMS) in Uganda has called upon the people of God in the East African country to support vocations in the country through prayers and financial contribution, saying that mission work requires a lot of resources.

A Religious Sister poses with an elderly woman at Palma Soriano in Cuba's Archdiocese of Santiago/ Credit: Aid to the Church in Need /

Kenyan, Ugandan Catholic Nuns Lauded for Efforts to Re-Evangelize Cuba

The efforts of two Religious Sisters of Kenyan and Ugandan descent to re-evangelize Catholics in Cuba have been widely recognized, with Catholic Pontifical Organization Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International pledging support of the activities of the two Nuns working in the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago.

Past demonstrations on the streets in Uganda/ Credit: Public domain /

Catholic Leaders in Uganda Reveal Chilling Human Rights Violations in COVID-19 Report

COVID-19 lockdown in Uganda came with torture, sexual violence, unfair arrests, and deaths in police custody among other serious violations of human rights, a recent investigation by the Justice and Peace Commissions (JPC) of the Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu and Lira Diocese in the East African country has established.

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 of 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. 

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

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

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.

From left, the Bishop-elect of Uganda's Nebbi Diocese, Mons. Raphael p’Mony Wokorach, MCCJ, and the Bishop-elect of Nigeria's Lafia Diocese, Mons. David Ajang. / Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Appoints Bishops for Dioceses of Nebbi in Uganda, Lafia in Nigeria

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Raphael p’Mony Wokorach as the Local Ordinary of Uganda’s Nebbi Diocese and Fr. David Ajang as the Bishop of Lafia Diocese in Nigeria.

The official logo of Pope Francis' visit to Iraq. / Saint-Adday.

“Whole world stood in silence”, Missionary Cleric in Uganda on Pope Francis’ Visit to Iraq

Pope Francis’ recent visit to Iraq brought the world to a standstill, for Christians and non-Christians alike, a missionary Cleric ministering in Uganda has said.

A poster of the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief (APPGFoRB) / APPFoRB/ Twitter

Uganda among Countries with Religious Discrimination During COVID-19: Recent Report

Uganda is one of the several countries in Africa where religious minorities have been excluded in key strategies to fight COVID-19, a recent report on the state of religious freedom, which also highlights various forms of religious discrimination and persecution across the world indicates.

Community workers at Don Bosco Refugee Services Palabek take refugees at Palabek Refugee Settlement through farming lessons in preparation for the 'Rebuilding Lives' agribusiness project / Fr. Lazar Arasu/ Don Bosco Refugee Services Palabek

Salesians’ Vast Agribusiness Project Expected to Impact Thousands of Refugees in Uganda

On a hot and dusty afternoon at Palabek Refugee Settlement in the Northern region of Uganda, a mother in her mid-thirties is seen in the company of other women almost her age who are soaked in sweat, hammering big boulders to prepare gravel for sale.

Some of the beneficiaries of entrepreneurial projects by ASEC's alumni in Africa. / African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC)

Beneficiaries of Catholic Sisters’ Initiative in Education Creating Jobs in Africa

Beneficiaries of African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), an initiative that supports the education of women Religious across Africa, are creating jobs for thousands of people in Africa through various entrepreneurial projects, officials of the Catholic entity have reported.

Fr. Lazar Arasu with children at the  Don Bosco Palabek centre in Uganda's Gulu Archdiocese / Fr. Lazar Lazar/ Don Bosco Regee Services Palabek

How Tears of Refugees Moved Missionary Cleric to Initiate Project for Vulnerable in Uganda

Fr. Lazar Arasu remembers one Sunday in June 2017 when a group of refugees in Uganda’s Gulu Archdiocese surrounded him, weeping and begging him not to abandon them.

Some refugees at the Palabek camp in Uganda / Mission Newswire

Salesian Missionaries Reach Out to Hundreds of Refugees Living with Disabilities in Uganda

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have facilitated the provision of food aid and other humanitarian necessities to hundreds of refugees living with disabilities at the Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Resettlement Camp within Uganda’s Archdiocese of Gulu. 

The twins, Fr. Peter Katuramu Isingoma and Fr. Andrew Kato Katuramu ordained to the Priesthood 06 February 2021 / Courtesy Photo

A Longing Fulfilled for Twin Brothers, Peter and Andrew, Ordained Priests in Uganda

Last weekend’s ordination of new Priests in Uganda’s Catholic Diocese of Kasese was special for various reasons.

Students at Don Bosco Vocational Training Center during graduation on Tuesday, January 2 / Fr. Lazar Arasu/ Don Bosco Vocational Training Center

Over 100 Youth Beat COVID-19 Challenges to Graduate at Catholic Technical School in Uganda

Youth from vulnerable backgrounds, most of them refugees from South Sudan, have graduated at Don Bosco Vocational Training Center (DB VTC) in Palabek, a technical institution located in Uganda’s Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu after several setbacks, including COVID-19 lockdown which affected learning in the East African country.