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Hundreds commemorate St. Janani Luwum day in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government and religious leaders were noticeably silent on commenting directly on present day cases of human rights abuses, as Uganda commemorated one of the biggest critics and victims of torture – Archbishop Janani Luwum. Luwum, the former Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda, …

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Single event planned for St. Janani Luwum memorial

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Celebrations to mark the 45th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Janani Luwum will be conducted physically in Wii-Gweng in Kitgum district. Barely two weeks ago, both the central and local organizing committees of the event had decided that the event be celebrated from …

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Mary Luwum’s body lies in state

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The body of the late Mary Lawinyo Luwum, widow of former Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Janani Luwum on Thursday lay in State in Parliament where MPs and public paid her their last respects. Mary Luwum, 93, died on Tuesday, August 6th after a battle …

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Ugandans mark Janani Luwum Day

Hundreds of Ugandans celebrated the life of the late Archbishop Janani Luwum at Mucwini sub-county headquarters in Kitgum district on Thursday. It is 40 years since he was murdered for standing up against human rights abuses in 1977. The then Archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Boga Zaire was murdered …

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St. Janani Luwum

By Patrick Kagenda Uganda’s forgotten martyr As hundreds of thousands of Christians throng to Namugongo Martyrs shrine to commemorate the Uganda Martyrs day that falls every June 3, one Ugandan 20th Century Martyr seems not to feature on the list of the martyrs.  Could it be because he was laid …

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