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Christians mark 102nd anniversary of Irwa, Okello martyrdom

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of Christians on Tuesday thronged Wi-polo Marty’s shrine in Paimol sub-county, Agago district to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the martyrdom of Jildo Irwa and Daudi Okello. The annual spiritual event was initially restricted to only 70 Christians due to the Covid-19 pandemic. …

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Christians throng churches after six months of closure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Christians in different parts of the country on Sunday thronged churches for prayers following six months of closure to curb the spread of Covid-19. Last week, President Museveni said that places of worship would be reopened with only 70 congregants observing all the standard operating …

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Churches ask faithful to book before attending service on Sunday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Faithful willing to attend mass and services in the Catholic and Anglican churches will have to book and register with the Church administrators as one the measures to control numbers as churches reopen their doors. The development comes after President Yoweri Museveni eased restrictions …

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Archbishop Kaziimba demands inquiry into demolition of Ndeeba church

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev Dr Stephen Samuel Kaziimba has demanded an impartial inquiry into circumstances under which St. Peter’s Church in Ndeeba was demolished. This is carried in his statement about the 40-year-old structure which was razed under the cover of …

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Bishop Luwalira speaks out on Ndeeba Church demolition

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Namirembe Diocese Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira has expressed dismay over the demolition of St. Peter’s Church, Ndeeba.   The 40-year-old structure was razed under the cover of darkness, purportedly over a longstanding wrangle between the church leadership and a businessman only identified as Dodovico. …

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Soroti christians shun scientific weddings

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Christians in Soroti and other parts of Teso sub-region have shunned Scientific Weddings, a concept adopted with the outbreak of Coronavirus disease.  The concept started with a ban on public gatherings in March 2020 and a suggestion by president Yoweri Museveni that people can abandon …

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Ruwenzori diocese launches Runyoro-Rutooro zoom service

Kabarole, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Diocese of Ruwenzori has launched the Runyoro-Rutooro Zoom service.  Ruwenzori Diocese Bishop Reuben Kisembo said that the service is meant to bring together Christians from Tooro to pray together despite the closure of churches.   Churches across the country have been closed since March 18, …

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Kasese christians urged to remain strong amidst challenges

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Christians in Kasese district have been urged to remain strong amidst challenges of the recent floods and the COVID-19 pandemic. The call was made during the annual Martyrs day celebrations in the district which were led by Rev. Fr Joseph Mbusa, the Secretary of …

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President Museveni’s 2020 Martyrs day speech to Christians

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fellow Christians, on this day of 3rd June 2020, I wish to join all Christians in Uganda to commemorate the spiritual significance of the martyrdom of the faithful who chose to face death rather than recant their faith. The Uganda Martyrs have been celebrated over …

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