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Bishops ban ‘kaveera’ from Namugongo ahead of Martyrs Day

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Roman Catholic Episcopal Conference in Uganda has abolished the use of plastic polythene bags at the Uganda Martyrs Shrine in Namugongo.  The move comes less than a month to the annual Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations on June 3. Bishop Joseph Anthony Zziwa, the …

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Shs700million needed for Martyrs day

Shs700million needed for Martyrs day Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As June 03 when Uganda marks Martyrs day fast approaches, the church is in a drive to rise about 720million needed to organize the event. Revealing this, Archbishop Emmanuel Obbo, of the Tororo Catholic Archdiocese which is heaidn this year’s celebrations …

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Modern meaning of martyrdom

Hundreds of thousands of Christians once again are making the annual pilgrimage to Namugongo Martyrs Shrines to commemorate the 45 Christian young men (recognized in the spirit of Christian unity or ecumenism as 22 Catholics and 23 Anglicans) who were killed by KabakaMwanga II in 1886. These martyrs are among …

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Uganda Martyrs were ordinary people, Bishop Kirabo tells pilgrims

Namugongo, Uganda | VATICAN RADIO | The Uganda Martyrs Day celebration has taken place at Uganda’s Namugongo shrine. According to Uganda’s Daily Monitor Newspaper, by 8 am all the pavilions where pilgrims sit were already full even though people were still trying to make the security clearances to get inside the shrine for …

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Namugongo residents complain as Police issues traffic guidelines

Residents of Namugongo just outside Kampala have taken to social media to complain after Uganda Police issued traffic guidelines that have left many of them stranded ahead of the Martyrs’ day celebrations. Traffic in the surrounding areas of Namugongo has also noticeably been affected, with those driving having to take longer …

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Martyrs Day Walk set for Sunday

The Kiyinda-Mityana diocese together with the Uganda Episcopal Conference and the Uganda Tourism Board have organised a faith-based walk on Sunday May 22. The walk and Martyrs Day activities will be marketed globally. Martyrs Day, to celebrate the martyrdom of Uganda’s martyrs, attracts national, regional and international visitors annually. Organisers …

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