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President Museveni’s 2020 Martyrs day speech to Christians

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fellow Christians, on this day of 3rd June 2020, I wish to join all Christians in Uganda to commemorate the spiritual significance of the martyrdom of the faithful who chose to face death rather than recant their faith. The Uganda Martyrs have been celebrated over …

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Religious leaders converge at Namugongo for martyrs day celebration

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Religious leaders have converged at Namugongo Martyrs Shrine to celebrate the annual Martyrs  Day, a special day set aside to remember young Christian converts who were burnt to death for their allegiance to Christianity.  Only 60 people were invited to attend the celebration at both …

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Several people bounced at Namugongo martyrs shrines

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Several people have been bounced by security at Namugongo Martyr’s shrines, where they had turned up to join a special mass organised to commemorate the Annual Martyrs day Celebration.  The annual celebration is in remembrance of 45 young Christian converts who were brutally murdered between …

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Only 60 people invited for martyrs day Celebrations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The annual Martyrs day celebration will be attended by only 60 people, this year. This is the only number expected at both the Church of Uganda and Catholic shrines in Namugongo on June 3 as the country maintains restrictions on public gatherings as a result of …

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Masaka diocese priestly ordination hangs in balance

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The rite to ordination into priesthood is one of the key ceremonies the Catholic Church performs with great sanctity as Christians welcome new clergy into the spiritual vocation.  However, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has put in balance, the possibility of having this year’s …

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Arch Kaziimba – Celebrate Martyrs’ Day at home

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda the Most Rev. Dr. Steven Kaziimba Mugula says the Church will this year not congregate at the Martyrs’ Shrine in Namugongo to commemorate the death of the Uganda Martyrs. Kaziimba made the statement while delivering his Sunday Sermon …

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Impersonators cited in Martyrs day fundraising drive

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unknown fraudsters have taken to internet platforms to cash in on the ongoing fundraising drive for this year’s Martyrs day celebrations. Masaka Catholic Diocese, which is in charge of organizing this year’s event has reported cases of unauthorized people using online platforms to con …

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Kiira Municipality strategizes to benefit from Martyrs’ day

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Kiira Municipality are laying strategizes that will see them benefit more from this year’s Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations. The celebrations take place on June 3rd every year although celebrations normally start several days before the climax. With less than five months towards …

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