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Christians divided over withdrawal of bishop petition in Luwero

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A sharp disagreement has emerged among petitioners in the suit challenging the nullification of Rev. Canon Godfrey Kasana Ssemakula over a plan to withdraw the case. On December 6th, 2023 four Christians of Luwero Diocese dragged 37 Anglican Bishops that constitute the House of Bishops …

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Christians protest fresh nominations for Luwero Bishop’s seat

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of Christians has staged a demonstration protesting the fresh nomination of candidates for the Luwero Bishop’s seat before the court hears their petition challenging the nullification of the past elections. The House of Bishops on June 28th, 2023 nullified the elections of …

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The story behind the Namirembe Bishop elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Amid the jubilation surrounding the election of Reverend Canon Moses Banja as the next Bishop of Namirembe, there remain voices of skepticism regarding the nomination process that led to his election. Nevertheless, hours after the bishop-elect’s declaration at the Church of Uganda’s oldest diocese, …

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Election of Namirembe Diocese Bishop deferred

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a turn of events, the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda has decided to defer the election of the next Bishop of Namirembe Diocese after a petition was recieved at the last minute. The postponement comes with an announcement that …

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Rt. Rev Lawrence Mukasa installed as Bishop of Kasana Luweero

Luweero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Right Reverend Lawrence Mukasa has been consecrated and installed as the third Bishop of Kasana Luweero. The Bishop’s seat fell vacant in December 2021 when Pope Francis appointed Right Reverend Paul Ssemogerere to replace the late Cyprian Lwanga as the Archbishop of Kampala. On …

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Bishop Naimanhe makes pastoral visit to Kinyara prison

Jinja, Uganda | THE IDEPENDENT | The Bishop of Busoga Diocese, Rt. Rev. Paul Naimanhe has encouraged inmates from Kirinya prisons, to positively endure the current sentences and hardships as they wait for their freedom. Naimanhe who visited inmates on Friday noted that prisoners irrespective of their present circumstances are children …

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Bishop Ssebaggala appointed caretaker of Luweero diocese

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stephen Kazimba Mugalu has appointed Retired Bishop James William Ssebaggala as caretaker of Luweero Diocese. The appointment after Rt. Rev. Eridard Kironde Nsubuga abdicated and handed over the Ecclesiastical authority to Archbishop Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu upon making 65 …

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