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Pope Francis: Pray for ill Benedict XVI

Vatican City | NCregister.COM |  Pope Francis on Wednesday asked for prayers for a “very ill” Benedict XVI. Francis made the appeal for the 95-year-old pope emeritus at the end of his weekly public audience on Dec. 28 in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall. “I ask to all of you …

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Uganda witnesses first beatification fete on home soil

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was pomp and excitement as the catholic faithful gathered on Sunday in Kalongo town council, in Agago district to witness the rite of the Beatification of Venerable Dr. Joseph Ambrosoli. During the Eucharistic celebration, precisely after the penitential rite and before the singing of …

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Ggaba National Seminary; icon of Catholic unity in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | This weekend St Mary’s National Seminary Ggaba celebrated 50 years of existence sending joy and excitement across the country given the fact that it is a major symbol of a united Catholic Church in Uganda. Opened in 1970, Ggaba would have celebrated its golden jubilee …

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Speeding vehicle knocks foot pilgrim dead

Lyantonde, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lyantonde police are holding a driver for knocking dead a Catholic pilgrim while walking to the Uganda Martyrs shrine in Namugongo. Jovita Tukahiirwa, 54, was knocked dead by a speeding Toyota harrier registration number UBH 186F along the Mbarara-Kampala highway. The late Tukahiirwa was part of …

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Bishops urge Education Ministry to retain Latin on curriculum

Mityana, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Catholic Episcopal Conference of Uganda has asked the Ministry of Education and Sports to rescind its decision to drop Latin in the revised secondary education curriculum. The Ministry of Education through the National Curriculum Development Centre-NCDC has for some time been revising the education …

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Bishop Ssemogerere warns new priests about seeking wealth

Rubaga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bishop Paul Ssemogerere, the Apostolic Administrator of Kampala Archdiocese has warned the newly ordained priests to forget about being rich and put all their efforts towards serving God’s children. The bishop made the remarks on Saturday afternoon at Sacred Heart of Mary Cathedral-Rubaga during …

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Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga is dead

Archbishop Lwanga became the Bishop of Kampala in 2006 after the retirement of Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of Kampala Catholic Archdiocese Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga is dead. According to the Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference, Monsignor John Baptist Kauta, Dr Lwanga was found …

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