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Ugandan Government Given Ultimatum to Address Petition against Closure of Churches

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Bishop Paul Ssemogere of the Catholic Diocese of Kasana-Luweero with some elders and grandparents. Credit:

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

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

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

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

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

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.

The Apostolic Administrator of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese, Bishop Paul Ssemogerere/ Credit: Ugandan Catholics Online/Facebook

Ugandan Bishop Criticizes Price Inflation amid Pandemic, Urges Love for Affected, Infected

The Apostolic Administrator of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese, Bishop Paul Ssemogerere has faulted people taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to hike prices of basic commodities and healthcare services.

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.

Some refugees at the Palabek Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu

Catholic Missionary Priest in Uganda Lauds Country for Being “a haven for refugees”

A Catholic Missionary Priest heading a refugee settlement in Uganda has lauded the East African nation for providing a safe haven for refugees and urged other countries to follow suit.

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.

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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.