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Bishop Wanok to represent Uganda at historic Synod in Vatican

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Right Reverend Sanctus Lino Wanok, the Bishop of Lira Diocese will represent the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) at the highly anticipated Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, scheduled to take place in the Vatican next month. According to information released by the …

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Sabiiti retires after 24 years as auxiliary Bishop of Fort Portal

Fort portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pope Francis has officially accepted the resignation and subsequent retirement of Bishop Joseph Mugenyi Sabiiti Apuuli, who has faithfully served as the Auxiliary Bishop of the diocese of Fort Portal for 24 years. This significant decision was announced by the Holy See Press Office …

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Christians divided over disqualification of Bishop Elect

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDPENDENT | A section of Christians in Luwero diocese has organized a special service to pray and protest the nullification of the election of Rev. Canon Godfrey Kasana Ssemakula as their 4th Bishop. It comes days after Provincial Secretary of the Church of Uganda, Rev. Canon William Ongeng announced …

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Catholic church urges gov’t to curb gun violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bishop Joseph Antony Zziwa, the chairperson of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, expressed concern over the increasing incidents of violent homicides in the country, particularly those involving firearms. According to Bishop Zziwa, the loss of precious lives through brutal killings is a grave matter that cannot …

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Kasana-Luwero diocese sets date for consecration of new bishop

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Msgr. Lawrence Mukasa, the Bishop-elect of the Catholic Diocese of Kasana-Luwero will be consecrated on August 5. The announcement was made by Rev. Fr. Cyril Kasigwa, the Chancellor of Kasana-Luwero Diocese. “Dear Friends, it is officially confirmed that the Episcopal Consecration of our Bishop-Elect, Lawrence …

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Who is newly appointed Bishop Lawrence Mukasa?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pope Francis has appointed Reverend Monsignor Lawrence Mukasa, the Vicar General of Kiyinda Mityana Diocese, as the new Bishop of Kasana Luwero Diocese. The announcement was made by the Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda, Archbishop Luigi Bianco. Monsignor Mukasa, aged 66, will replace Bishop Paul Ssemogerere, …

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Monsignor Mukasa appointed Kasana Luwero Bishop

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pope Francis has appointed the Vicar General of Kiyinda-Mityana Diocese, Monsignor Lawrence Mukasa, as Bishop of Kasana Luwero. The announcement of his appointment was released today by the Papal Nuncio to Uganda, Archbisop Luigi Bianco. Bishop-elect Lawrence Mukasa was born on 14 March 1957. The …

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Petitioners against new Luwero Bishop shun mediation talks

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPEDENT | A section of Christians who are challenging the election of the fourth Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Luwero have shunned mediation talks. On April 4th, the House of Bishops elected Rev. Can. Godfrey Kasana Ssemakula as the fourth Bishop of Luwero to succeed Bishop …

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Bishop Baharagate was a great shepherd of the flock

Baharagate Bows Out after 53 Years of Episcopal Journey Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Catholic community in Uganda is mourning the death of Dr. Albert Edward Baharagate Akiiki, an eminent figure who served as Bishop of Hoima Diocese from 1969 to 1991. The bishop, who was 93 years old, …

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