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Catholic Bishops to discuss EACOP during June plenary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Catholic bishops under the Uganda Episcopal Conference are set to discuss the East African Crude Oil Pipeline-EACOP in their plenary scheduled for this month, Uganda Radio Network has learned. EACOP has been at the center of discussions across the world with different environmental activists lobbying different …

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New dawn as Ssemogerere takes over as fourth Archbishop of Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Most Rev. Dr. Paul Ssemogerere has officially taken over as the new Archbishop of Kampala replacing the late Archbishop Kizito Lwanga who died last year. Several Archbishops, Bishops, priests, nuns, special guests, and hundreds of Christians witnessed his installation this morning in the fully packed …

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Bishop Ssemogerere is the new Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bishop Paul Ssemogerere is the new Archbishop of Kampala Metropolitan Archdiocese. The Papal Nuncio to Uganda Archbishop Luigi Bianco announced the appointment of Ssemogerere, who was until recently been the Bishop of Kasana Luwero, on Thursday morning. The office of the Kampala Archbishop fell vacant …

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Vaticangate

Financial scandal rocks inner circle of Pope Francis | THE INDEPENDENT | The Vatican has set a July 27 trial date for 10 people, including a once-powerful cardinal and papal contender, on charges related to the Holy See’s 350 million-euro investment in a luxury London real estate venture. It is …

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Pope Francis knights eight Ugandans

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Kampala archdiocese has announced the conferment of papal knighthood awards to eight churchgoers for their distinguished service to the Catholic Church and its mission apostolates.    Rev. Fr. Dr Pius Male Ssentumbwe, Kampala archdiocesan chancellor, says the eight including three gentleladies and five gentlemen have …

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Pope Francis mourns retired Archbishop Odongo

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Head of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Francis has mourned the passing of the retired Archbishop of Tororo Archdiocese, James Odongo. Archbishop Odongo, 89, who was the first Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo died on Friday morning at Nsambya Hospital in Kampala. …

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Pope Francis and gays

  What did he really say about civil unions? The Catholic News Agency (CAN) editor-in-chief, author, and canon lawyer JD Flynn explains. “Francesco,” a newly released documentary on the life and ministry of Pope Francis, has made global headlines, because the film contains a scene in which Pope Francis calls …

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Catholic church seeks clarity on Pope same sex statement

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Catholic Church in Uganda is seeking clarification on the reported declaration by Pope Francis in support of civil unions for same-sex couples. The clarification will help the Church guide the congregation in Uganda, Rev. Fr. Philip Odii, the Episcopal Conference Secretariat Spokesperson said. The …

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Pope fights corruption with new Vatican tenders law

Rome, Italy | AFP | Pope Francis stepped up his battle against corruption in the Vatican Monday with a new law aimed at boosting transparency in tenders and cutting costs as a post-coronavirus recession hits. Convicted mobsters and those guilty of tax fraud are among a list of undesirables now unable to pocket contracts. The …

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