St Peter’s Church located in Ndeeba, south of Kampala was reportedly demolished on Sunday, August 9 night following a protracted land ownership dispute.

Repent, Catholic Archbishop Tells Invaders after Church Demolition in Uganda

Aug 14, 2020

Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Uganda’s Archdiocese of Kampala has joined other Religious leaders in the country to condemn the widely contested demolition of an Anglican church building in the East African nation, calling on those who participated in the act to come forward and to repent.

Centenary Bank Managing Director Fabian Kasi (2nd Left), Centenary , handing over a dummy cheque worth UGX10 million (US$2,700.00)  to the Nkozi Hospital Team.

Bishops’ Financial Firm in Uganda Supports Construction of Accident, Injury, Trauma Centre

Aug 12, 2020

The Catholic Bishops in Uganda have, through their financial institution, the Centenary Bank, contributed cash toward the construction of an accident, injury and trauma Centre in the country’s capital, Kampala.

Fr. Lazar Arasu, the Director of Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Services with school children at Palabek refugee camp. / Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Services

Why a Year Out of School, Church May Mean Loss of Spiritual Formation in Uganda

Aug 7, 2020

A member of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering among refugees in Uganda is concerned that among the challenges that come with the COVID-19 lockdown in the East African country is that young people who will be staying away from school and church will have lost significantly in their moral, social and spiritual formation when they eventually come out of the lockdown.

Posters promoting Mission Africa program set to air from July 25. / Shalom World

US-based Catholic Television Network Set to Start Broadcasting Programs from Africa

Jul 24, 2020

Shalom World, a US-based Catholic television network is set to start broadcasting programs featuring content on the Catholic Church in Africa this weekend, offering viewers an opportunity to experience the “faith, love and culture of the people of Africa,” the leadership of the media outlet has announced.

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Bishops in Uganda “temporarily suspend payment of staff” in Catholic Schools

Jul 17, 2020

Catholic Bishops in the East African nation of Uganda have announced their decision to “temporarily suspend payment” of staff in Catholic schools, citing the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the education sector.

Salesians in Africa looking to employ e-learning in their technical and vocational colleges around the continent.

Salesians in Africa Eyeing E-learning to Fill Youth Skills Gap in Technical Training

Jul 15, 2020

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in different countries in Africa joined the rest of the world on Wednesday, July 15 to celebrate the World Youth Skills Day with a major announcement that they were looking to employ e-learning in their technical and vocational colleges around the continent.

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Caritas Uganda Reaches Out to Over 1.2 Million People with Humanitarian Support

Jul 14, 2020

The development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in Uganda, Caritas Uganda, has reached out to over one million people living within the borders of the East African nation, offering them humanitarian support amid COVID-19 challenges, a report obtained by ACI Africa indicates.

Uganda's Cabinet Minister in charge of Refugees, Hillary Onek  inspecting the production of  Face Masks at the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center (VTC). / Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Services

Ugandan Government Lauds Young Refugees for Pioneering Mass Production of Face Masks

Jul 9, 2020

Young refugees living at the Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Settlement have been applauded for being the first ever group to engage in the mass production of face masks, which they distribute to the most vulnerable communities in the East African country for free to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Fr. Lazar Arasu, the Director of Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Services with refugees in Uganda camp.

Salesians in Uganda Keeping Youth in Refugee Camps Productive during Pandemic

Jul 1, 2020

Refugees in Uganda have been hit by the four-month lockdown and ban on social gatherings and other public activities in the East African country worse than anyone else, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) serving at Palabek refugee camp have told ACI Africa.

Archbishop Lambert Beinomugisha during his installation at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Mbarara, Uganda.

Harness all Resources for “growth of our local church”: Ugandan Prelate at installation

Jun 22, 2020

At his installation as the new Local Ordinary of Uganda’s Mbarara Archdiocese Saturday, June 20, Archbishop Lambert Beinomugisha encouraged the people of God that will be under his care to work toward developing the Church at the grassroots through a spirit of generosity.

Archbishop Lambert Bainomugisha to be installed as Archbishop of Mbarara Archdiocese in Uganda on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

Church in Uganda Preparing for First Ever Virtual Installation of Archbishop

Jun 18, 2020

Arrangements are underway in Uganda for installation of Archbishop Lambert Bainomugisha of Mbarara who will on Saturday, June 20 join the list of Church leaders that have been installed without the pomp and color that characterized practices of such magnitude in Africa before the outbreak of COVID-19.

A Banner at a hospital in Uganda Palbek Refugee Camp.

“Our refugees not following rules to control spread of COVID 19”: Salesians in Uganda

Jun 16, 2020

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) serving in Uganda’s Palabek refugee camp have highlighted some of the challenges they are experiencing as they strive to keep the refugees safe, reporting failure to adhere to COVID-19 precautionary measure on the part of the refugees.  

Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) using radio for sensitization on COVID-19 in Africa

UK-based Catholic Aid Agency Using Radio for COVID-19 Sensitization in Africa

Jun 15, 2020

In a bid to tackle COVID-19 crisis in Africa, the leadership of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) has acknowledged the significant role of radio and partnered with broadcasting outlets in Uganda, Sierra Leone and South Sudan to reach out to community members with reliable information about the pandemic.

Representatives of Uganda’s Faith Women Leaders at a Press Conference Wednesday, June 10 in Kampala. / Francis Emorut, New Vision

Women Church Leaders in Uganda Decry Gender-Based Violence amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Jun 11, 2020

Representatives of Uganda’s Faith Women Leaders have expressed their concerns about “rising cases of domestic violence” targeting women in the East African nation, apportioning blame to men for being unreasonably “demanding” amid COVID-19 restrictions.

Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala celebrating the Uganda Martyrs Day Mass at the Namugongo Shrine Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

“It is time to strengthen the domestic church”: Ugandan Archbishop on Martyrs’ Day

Jun 4, 2020

At celebrations marking Martyrs’ Day, the Archbishop of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese has called on the people of God under his care to follow the example of the Ugandan martyrs in view of strengthening their Christian faith within their respective families amid COVID-19 challenges.

A four-classroom block under construction at the Nyumanzi Secondary School, Uganda. / Jesuit Refugee Service, (JRS)

Jesuit Refugee Service Reaches out to Students in Uganda’s Community-based Schools

May 30, 2020

The international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service, (JRS) is supporting the construction of new community-based secondary schools in Africa’s largest refugee host nation, Uganda.

Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Uganda's Kampala Archdiocese.

Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese to Celebrate Martyrs’ Day with "a few chosen people"

May 26, 2020

In line with the recommendation of the leadership of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) that each Local Ordinary in the East African nation gives guidance for the June 3 Martyrs’ Day celebration amid COVID-19 restrictions, the Archbishop of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese has announced that the celebration in his jurisdiction will take place with a limited congregation.

St. John Paul II during his apostolic visit to Uganda in 1993.

On St. John Paul II’s Centenary Birthday, Africans Recall Saint Who Walked in Their Midst

May 18, 2020

Of all the remarkable moments that a priest in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi recalls from the many occasions he interacted with St. John Paul II during his 27-year tenure as Pope, one particular experience stands out.

Several Islands in Uganda flooded after Lake Victoria overflowed its banks. The inhabitants had to be evacuated. / Swim Safe/Malteser International

Flooding in Uganda Threatening COVID-19 Response, Catholic Relief Agency Cautions

May 13, 2020

Following the heavy rains being experienced in the East African nation of Uganda, an official of Malteser International (MI), the worldwide relief agency of the Rome-based Catholic Lay Religious Order of Malta, has warned that the resulting floods are a threat to COVID-19 response in the affected region.

The Chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, Bishop Anthony Zziwa and  Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda> / Courtesy

Myths about COVID-19 “put lives of Ugandans at risk,” Bishops in Uganda Caution

May 8, 2020

Bishops in Uganda have cautioned citizens against mythical narratives about COVID-19, saying the assumptions endanger the lives of many in the East African nation.