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Catholic Church unveils museum in memory of Cardinal Wamala

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka diocese catholic diocese has unveiled a historical museum that depicts the priestly life and works of Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala. The museum is found in his ancestral home in Kamaggwa village in Lwankoni Sub County in Kyotera district. The museum will act as a …

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Ex-pope’s shadow Vatican role in the spotlight

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Ex-pope Benedict XVI seems to have broken his silence recently over key Catholic issues and his comments have raised serious questions within the Church about the extent to which there are, in fact, two “men in white” at the Vatican. In 2013, Benedict became …

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Influential church on election stump in DR Congo

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The influential Catholic Church joined the electoral fray Sunday as the Democratic Republic of Congo gears up for next month’s watershed presidential election to chose a successor to veteran leader Joseph Kabila. Addressing several thousand attending mass, new archbishop of Kinshasa, Fridolin Ambongo, made …

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Fr. Mwebe named new Parish Priest of Lweza

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has named Fr. Dominic Mwebe as the new Parish Priest for Lweza. Mwebe, who is currently at Nansana, will take charge of a parish that lost long serving Parish Priest Fr John Mary Vianney Mugabo,53 early this year. …

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Philippine Catholics protest bill to legalise divorce

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Around 2,000 Roman Catholic Filipinos protested in Manila on Saturday against a push to legalise divorce, with church groups also using the “Walk for Life” march to slam President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly drugs war. The pre-dawn protest was organised by church groups worried about the …

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DRC Catholics challenge Kabila with demo call

  Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Catholics in crisis-torn Democratic Republic of Congo vowed Saturday to defy a protest ban and hold a “peaceful march” Sunday to urge implementation of a deal for President Joseph Kabila to leave office and for delayed elections. Kabila has been in power since …

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UK Catholic school master convicted of sex abuse

London, United Kingdom | AFP | A former master at a top British Catholic school was convicted Wednesday of raping and sexual abusing boys in crimes dating back to the 1970s. Andrew Soper, 74, fled to Kosovo in 2011 to avoid prosecution over charges he molested boys at St Benedict’s …

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England’s Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor dies aged 85

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, the former leader of England’s Roman Catholics, died on Friday after a battle with cancer, the church said. The former archbishop of Westminster, who was 85, was admitted to hospital last month. “Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor died peacefully this afternoon, surrounded by …

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