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Archbishop Odama calls for reconciliation in Arua diocese

Arua, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Archbishop of Gulu Diocese His Grace John Baptist Odama has asked the clergy and Christians in Arua Diocese to reconcile and ask for forgiveness. Odama made the call on Thursday at the burial of late Rev. Fr. Cyril Adiga Nakari at Otumbari Catholic Parish …

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Acholi religious leaders concerned over election violence

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Religious leaders in Northern Uganda under their umbrella body, Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative (ARLPI) are concerned about cases of electoral and political violence during the campaigns.  The Archbishop of the Gulu Archdiocese John Baptist Odama, also the Chairperson of ARLPI says that since the …

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Rev. Fr Charles Onen suspended for indulging in politics

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Rev. Fr. Charles Onen, the second curate of Holy Rosary Parish Catholic Church has been suspended from exercising sacramental ministry following his decision to join active politics. Rev. Fr. Onen has expressed interest to contest for the Gulu East Division Parliamentary seat in the …

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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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Gulu archdiocese partners with OWC to promote cassava growing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Gulu Archdiocese has embarked on a joint partnership with Operation Wealth Creation – OWC to rally farmers in Acholi region to undertake large scale cassava growing. OWC is a countrywide government-led poverty eradication and sustainable wealth creation programme aimed at raising the household incomes of …

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Rev. Wanok installed new Lira catholic Bishop

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reverend Sanctus Lino Wanok has been installed the new Bishop of Lira Catholic Diocese.  He replaces Rev. Joseph Franzeli following his appointment by Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church in the World on November, 23rd, 2018. He was installed by John Baptist Odama, …

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Catholic Church clarifies on Ugandan priest’s wedding

Archbishop John Baptist Odama has issued a statement explaining the circumstances under which a Ugandan priest was allowed by Pope Francis to get married, and what is expected of him thereafter. Odama said that while Paul Nyahanga recieved dispensation from the obligations of the clerical state, he is expected  carry on …

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