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Kenya reopens churches, limits worship to only 100 people

Nairobi, Kenya | PROSSY NANSUBUGA |  President Uhuru Kenyatta has reopened churches and other places of worship in the country with a maximum of 100 people. This was during a nation address at the Harambee House on Monday 6, July 2020. According to Uhuru, churches are open for congregational and individual …

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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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Pastor arrested over accusations of sexually assaulting followers

Kagadi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Pastor Emmanuel Bwambale, the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations in Kagadi town council is locked up at Kagadi Central Police station for alleged sexual assault. He was arrested by Kagadi Resident District Commissioner-RDC, Lillian Ruteraho, saying she had received complaints of sexual assaults …

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Ex-pope’s shadow Vatican role in the spotlight

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Ex-pope Benedict XVI seems to have broken his silence recently over key Catholic issues and his comments have raised serious questions within the Church about the extent to which there are, in fact, two “men in white” at the Vatican. In 2013, Benedict became …

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Nakapiripirit residents pin gov’t institutions, church for land grabbing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Emotions and tears filled Nakapiripirit district council hall when residents who reportedly lost land to government and Moroto Catholic Diocese broke their silence on Thursday. The affected residents opened up during a community Baraza organised by the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Land Commission. They told …

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Sexuality education still eludes Uganda as church, gov’t differ.

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Education is set to meet the episcopal conference to iron out differences on the proposed sexuality education framework. The framework has five themes distributed across age groups from early childhood (3 – 5 years), lower primary (6 -9), upper primary (10 – …

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Pastor Yiga out on Police bond

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pastor Augustine Yiga, the founder of Revival Church Kawala is out on police bond. Pastor Yiga was released on Monday evening following his detention at Kawempe Police Station on Friday evening. Pastor Yiga was locked up when he went to Kawempe Police Station to record a statement …

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