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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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God has repossessed the solemnity of the easter feast -Masaka Bishop

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Masaka Catholic Diocesan Bishop Serverus Jjumba has challenged Ugandans to use the current lockdown as a moment of true reflection and reforming their ways. Bishop Jjumba was speaking during the celebration of Easter feast, from Our Lady of Souls Cathedral at Kitovu in Masaka Municipality. …

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Kigezi clerics: Coronavirus pandemic has leveled the world

Kigezi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Coronavirus pandemic has put countries across the world at the same level, a big lesson, according to clerics in Kigezi sub region. Delivering his Easter Sunday sermon the Kabale based Voice of Kigezi, the Bishop of Kigezi Diocese, George Bagamuhunda, says the pandemic has …

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Archbishop Lwanga asks christians to continue fasting

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has asked Christians to continue fasting as the country fights the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.   Lwanga made the call on Sunday while leading the Easter Mass at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Rubaga in Kampala.  Archbishop Lwanga led prayers with limited priests following …

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Lockdown tamps down Easter, Passover celebrations

Paris, France | AFP | Churches will be empty this Easter and Passover festivities will also take place behind closed doors owing to the COVID-19 lockdown. Christians will be obliged to turn to services broadcast on television or over social media this year owing to the coronavirus and Jews will mark the Passover holiday in …

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Palm sunday services were on TV and radios

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Several Christians around the country celebrated Palm Sunday in the comfort of their  homes for the first time without shaking Palm leaves in celebration for Jesus Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem. On this occasion as described in the book of Matthew in the bible, Palm …

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