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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.

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.

Don Bosco Refugee Services in Palabek, Uganda / Salesians of Don Bosco

Living Simple Lives Can Help Preserve Environment, Missionary Cleric in Uganda

The world has a lot to learn from the Religious and Consecrated people who live simple lives and in so doing, help preserve nature and protect the earth, a Salesian Missionary Cleric ministering among refugees in Uganda has said.

Bishop Sithembele Sipukahighlights the value of the SECAM Kampala Document to the people of God in Africa and the Islands, saying it is an exhortation to go beyond various dichotomies. / Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM)

SECAM’s Kampala Document an Exhortation to End Various Dichotomies: Bishop

At the unveiling of Kampala Document in South Africa, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka has highlighted the value of the 100-page publication to the people of God in Africa and the Islands, saying it is an exhortation to go beyond various dichotomies.

Fr. Lazar Arasu, the Director of Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Services with Pope Francis in Rome. / Fr. Lazar Arasu

COVID-19, Chance for Youth to Rise above Troubles, Desperation: Salesian Cleric in Uganda

The suffering brought about by several months of COVID-19 has pushed young people to desperation, a Catholic Cleric ministering among refugees in Uganda has observed and called upon the youth in the East African country to rise above their frustrations and to start caring for others who are equally living in devastation.

Late Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa. / Courtesy Photo.

Late Ugandan Bishop Eulogized as Zealous, Humble, Empowering Beyond Tribe, Religion

Ugandans have eulogized the late Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa who died Wednesday, January 20 at the age of 77 as a zealous, humble and one who empowered the community. 

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.”