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

Mar 6, 2021

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

Mar 4, 2021

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

Feb 27, 2021

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

Feb 22, 2021

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

Feb 16, 2021

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

Feb 10, 2021

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

Feb 5, 2021

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

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.

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

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

Jan 31, 2021

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

Jan 29, 2021

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

Jan 29, 2021

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

Jan 21, 2021

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

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.”

Some beneficiaries of the food aid from the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Uganda. / Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB)

Salesians Reach Out to Hundreds of Refugees in Uganda with Food Aid

Dec 18, 2020

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Uganda have facilitated food aid to hundreds of refugees at Palabek Refugee Resettlement Camp located in the country’s Gulu Archdiocese.

The Uganda National Flag

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.

Bishop Serverus Jjumba who is battling COVID-19 in hospital in Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

Cleric Requests Prayers for Ugandan Bishop Battling COVID-19 in Hospital

Dec 10, 2020

A Cleric serving in Uganda’s Diocese of Masaka has called on the people of God in the East African nation to pray for the healing of Bishop Serverus Jjumba who is battling COVID-19 in hospital.

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.

Late Archbishop James Odongo who died Friday, December 4 at the age of 89.

Church in Eastern Africa Mourns Ugandan Prelate Who Laid Ground for Regional Collaboration

Dec 4, 2020

The Catholic Church in Eastern Africa is mourning the passing on of the first African Chairman of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA), Archbishop James Odongo who died Friday, December 4 at the age of 89.