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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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Little sisters of Mary Immaculate Gulu celebrate pentecost sunday

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate Gulu on Sunday held celebrations to commemorate the Pentecost Sunday. The Pentecost Sunday is a holy day when Christians celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit 40 days after Easter. It is also considered the birthday of the Christian church. …

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Police arrests four for holding prayers in Kanungu

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police has arrested four Christians for holding prayers in Kanungu district. In March, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s gave several directives including not holding prayers in church premises as a away of stopping the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The suspects who are detained at …

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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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Appointment of bishop Lambert Bainomugisha excites clergy, christians

Mbarara, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The clergy and Christians of the Archdiocese of Mbarara have welcomed the appointment of Lambert Bainomugisha as the new Archbishop of Mbarara. Bishop Bainomugisha, the auxiliary Bishop of Mbarara replaces the Most Rev Paul Bakyenga who is resigning from the pastoral care of the archdiocese …

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