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Bishop Mukasa concerned after 13 seminarians fail to join Major Seminary

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bishop of Kasana-Luwero Catholic Diocese, Rt. Rev. Lawrence Mukasa has expressed concern over the unsuccessful transition of 13 seminarians from St. Kizito Minor Seminary in Nandere under Nandere Parish to a Major Seminary.  Traditionally, seminarians from a Minor Seminary proceed to a Major Seminary …

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Bishop Wamika urges Catholics to embrace, express their faith fearlessly

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bishop Charles Martin Wamika of Jinja Diocese delivered a powerful message, urging Catholics to embrace their faith openly and without hesitation. During a mass commemorating the Martyrs’ Day, attended by devoted pilgrims from various backgrounds, Bishop Wamika emphasized the importance of expressing one’s beliefs to …

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Vatican asks US Ambassador, not Biden, attend Pope burial

Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT | With his pro war and pro abortion policies, US President Joe Biden has long been a figure of controversy. This controversy deepens when one assesses his status as a Catholic. In an interview of sorts in 2021, Pope Benedict XVI himself apparently remarked on …

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Stampede as pilgrims fight for Namugongo holy water

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was a stampede at the Catholic shrine in Namugongo at the end of the Martyr’s day celebrations on Friday afternoon as thousands of pilgrims fought to have at least a drop of water from the man-made lake. Hell broke loose when mass ended …

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Catholic Bishops to discuss EACOP during June plenary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Catholic bishops under the Uganda Episcopal Conference are set to discuss the East African Crude Oil Pipeline-EACOP in their plenary scheduled for this month, Uganda Radio Network has learned. EACOP has been at the center of discussions across the world with different environmental activists lobbying different …

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Over 800 learners abandon Agago school over ownership wrangle

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The prolonged disagreement between Catholics and Protestants over the ownership of Olyelowidyel primary school in Agago district has forced out at least 870 learners. Established in 1952, the school had 900 learners prior to the lockdown. However, only about 30 learners have resumed their studies …

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