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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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Bishop Kisembo asks gov’t for media space

Kabarole, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Bishop of Ruwenzori Diocese, Reuben Kisembo, has asked the government to buy airtime and space in the different media houses across the country to enable religious leaders to share spiritual messages. In his statement about the outbreak dated March 20th, Bishop Kisembo notes that …

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Kigezi diocese ban on church campaigns draw mixed reactions

Kigezi, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The decision by Kigezi diocese to ban political campaigns in Church has drawn mixed feelings among Christians. Apparently, incumbents and aspiring politicians would be given a platform during church services to woo voters on their side. However, Rt. Rev. George Bagamuhunda, the Bishop of Kigezi …

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Archbishop Janani Luwum pilgrims start 17-day journey to Kitgum

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of Christians have taken part in the first-ever Archbishop Janani Luwum foot pilgrimage. The Pilgrimage started on Wednesday at Namirembe Cathedral and will end on February 14, 2019, in Mucwini Kitgum ahead of Janani Luwum day, which is commemorated every year on February …

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Terror as jihadists target key northeast Nigeria road

Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP |  The bus driver sensed straight away that he and his six passengers were in trouble when the gunmen, dressed in Nigerian army uniforms, stopped their vehicle at a checkpoint. They were on the main road connecting the city of Maiduguri in volatile northeast Nigeria with the …

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Christians urged to join and cleanse politics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Christians have been told to stop lamenting about how dirty politics is, but to contest for political positions and make a difference. The call was made by Kampala Diocesan Secretary Rev. Canon John Awodi in his New Year sermon delivered at All Saints Cathedral Nakasero. …

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