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Parliament wants places of worship reopened

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has asked the government to consider re-opening churches and other places of worship with strict observance of Covid-19 standard operating procedures. In March, President Museveni directed the closure places of worship and others to curb the spread of the COVID-19 disease. The measure …

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Pentecostal churches develop standard operating procedures

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Fellowship of Born-Again Pentecostal Churches has developed standard operating procedures which they will adhere to if churches and other worshiping places are reopened. In March, President Yoweri Museveni directed the closure all places of worship to tame the spread of Covid-19. Bishop …

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Some ‘scientific weddings’ could be illegal – URSB director

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some of the weddings celebrated during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown could be illegal according to an observation by Vincent Katutsi, the director for Civil Registration at Uganda Registration Services Bureau-URSB. The illegality could arise out of the failure by couples to notify the registrar …

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Archbishop appeals for support to clergy, medics and teachers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda (CoU), the Most Rev. Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu has asked Ugandans to feed the clergy, teachers and medical personnel as the country experiences the COVID 19 pandemic. Archbishop Kazimba was this afternoon speaking at the handover of an …

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Clerics adjusting to preaching in empty churches, mosques

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It is almost a week since President Yoweri Museveni banned public gatherings including congregational prayers as part of the preventive measures against the coronavirus. URN visited some clergy to find out how they have been doing the last one week without large congregations. Some …

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Nine arrested in Iganga for defying ban on closure of churches

Iganga, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Iganga district has arrested nine leaders of the Njyili nkalu cult for defying the presidential directive on closure of Churches.  The cult members on Saturday organized a fellowship in Nawansega B village, Namungalwe Sub County which was attended by more than fifty members …

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Israel tells churches it does not seek to seize lands

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | An Israeli cabinet minister on Tuesday assured major churches in Jerusalem that the Jewish state is not seeking to expropriate their properties. A government statement said Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi met leaders of the Armenian, Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches in response to …

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