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2023 Northern Uganda provincial prayer and peace week postponed

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | This year’s Northern Uganda provincial prayer and peace week has been postponed. This annual event unites the Catholic Dioceses of Arua, Gulu, Lira, and Nebbi under the Gulu Ecclesiastical province in prayers for peace and reconciliation for the entire region, which was ravaged by decades …

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Catholic Bishops in Northern Uganda eulogize Pope Benedict XVI

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Catholic Bishops in Northern Uganda have described the Late Pope Benedict XVI as being a great teacher of catholic doctrines. Pope Benedict XVI formerly Joseph Aloysius Ratzinger, died on Saturday at the age of 95. He had lived for nearly a decade at the Vatican …

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Gulu Archdiocese seeks UGX 900M for beatification of Fr. Ambrosoli

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu Archdiocese is seeking 928 Million Shillings for the beatification of Fr. Dr. Ambrosoli Giuseppi, scheduled for 20 November in Kalongo Parish, Agago district. The Central Organizing Committee headed by the Vicar General of Gulu Archdiocese, Msgr. Matthew Odong has been constituted and commissioned including the …

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Archbishop Odama asks media to preach peace, unity

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of Gulu, Dr. John Baptist Odama has said that the media should be used to preach peace and unity among the people other than promoting selfishness and hatred. The Archbishop says that mass and social media should be used as the means to …

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Acholi religious leaders call for reconciliation, forgiveness

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative has called for reconciliation and forgiveness as the country ushers in 2022. The leaders say as a result of the two-year COVID-19 lockdown, the heated political period, many people were hurt by their colleagues and have built walls of …

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Archbishop Odama proposes dialogue instead of war in Congo

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of Gulu Archdiocese, John Baptist Odama, says it would be ideal for the Ugandan government to dialogue with the Allied Democratic Forces- ADF rebels rather than deploy troops to engage in war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Archbishop Odama says the deployment …

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Archbishop Odama calls for peaceful elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Archbishop Dr John Baptist Odama of Gulu Archdiocese has called for peace and harmony as ahead of the elections. Preaching to Christians on New Year’s Day at St Joseph’s Cathedral in Gulu City, Archbishop Odama said peace in 2021 will depend on care and love …

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Archbishop urges parents to mentor children during festive season

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Archbishop Dr John Baptist Odama of Gulu Archdiocese has urged parents to take seriously their parenting role during this festive season saying many children are getting wasted in the presence of their parents. Archbishop Odama said many parents have neglected their responsibility of parenting, counting …

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