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Archbishop Lwanga warns gov’t officials against grabbing church land

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of Kampala Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has asked government officials to desist from grabbing the Church’s land.   Speaking at the 54th anniversary of the Kampala Archdiocese held on Sunday at Rubaga Cathedral, Lwanga said that past governments had given land to the Catholic …

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Catholic church seeks clarity on Pope same sex statement

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Catholic Church in Uganda is seeking clarification on the reported declaration by Pope Francis in support of civil unions for same-sex couples. The clarification will help the Church guide the congregation in Uganda, Rev. Fr. Philip Odii, the Episcopal Conference Secretariat Spokesperson said. The …

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The Catholic challenge

The French Revolution toppled the authority of the Catholic Church; many yearn to restore it COMMENT | IAN BURUMA | In his quest for the secret of U.S. democracy in the 1830s, the French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville reflected on the important role played by religion in American life. Having …

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Catholic church suspends all staff in its privately owned schools

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Episcopal Conference-UEC has halted payments for all its employees in the Catholic Church privately-owned education institutions across the country.   The catholic church -through its dioceses, archdioceses and several specialized departments-owns over 6,000 education institutions employing hundreds of thousands of both staff and support …

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Kampala Archdiocese asks parents to teach catechism at home

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Archdiocese has called upon guardians and parents to undertake the catechetical instruction and subsequent formation for their children during the lockdown so that they keep the initiation of the faith uninterrupted even during the COVID-19 lockdown. Catechetical instruction is a very important component …

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Pope fights corruption with new Vatican tenders law

Rome, Italy | AFP | Pope Francis stepped up his battle against corruption in the Vatican Monday with a new law aimed at boosting transparency in tenders and cutting costs as a post-coronavirus recession hits. Convicted mobsters and those guilty of tax fraud are among a list of undesirables now unable to pocket contracts. The …

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Masaka diocese priestly ordination hangs in balance

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The rite to ordination into priesthood is one of the key ceremonies the Catholic Church performs with great sanctity as Christians welcome new clergy into the spiritual vocation.  However, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has put in balance, the possibility of having this year’s …

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Cardinal George Pell pens Easter message on redemption

  Sydney, Australia | AFP | Cardinal George Pell has penned a letter in Australia’s national newspaper just days after walking free from prison in which he says the Catholic Church has “cut out a moral cancer” by facing down child sex abuse. The letter, published Saturday in The Weekend Australian, …

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