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Sabiiti retires after 24 years as auxiliary Bishop of Fort Portal

Fort portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pope Francis has officially accepted the resignation and subsequent retirement of Bishop Joseph Mugenyi Sabiiti Apuuli, who has faithfully served as the Auxiliary Bishop of the diocese of Fort Portal for 24 years. This significant decision was announced by the Holy See Press Office …

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Pope Francis prays for students killed in Kasese attack

Vatican, Italy | THE INDEPENDENT | Pope Francis has expressed his condolences and prayed for the students who lost their lives in a brutal attack at Lhubiriha Secondary School in Kasese district. The attack, which occurred on Friday night, and resulted in the tragic deaths of at least 42 people …

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VP Jessica Alupo hands Pope Francis greetings from Uganda

Salva Kiir hails Museveni, as Pope’s Pilgrimage of Peace ends. Pope says “Be the light that shines in the darkness” Juba,  South Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Salva Kiir has expressed deep gratitude to President Yoweri Museveni who he described as “an elder brother who has never let him …

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Pope Francis arrives in Juba, South Sudan

After bidding farewell to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pope Francis’ flight lands in Juba for his long-awaited “ecumenical pilgrimage” for peace to South Sudan with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields. Juba, South Sudan | …

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Pope Francis’ visit to Africa

It comes at a defining moment for the Catholic Church Kampala, Uganda | Stan Chu Ilo | Pope Francis plans to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan in February 2023. During the visit, the Pope intends to be in dialogue with African Catholics – but also to listen to …

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Papal Nuncio to officiate beatification of Fr. Ambrosoli

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pope Francis has appointed the apostolic Nuncio to Uganda, Archbishop Luigi Bianco, to officiate the beatification of Fr. Dr. Giuseppe Joseph Ambrosoli. Fr. Ambrosoli, a former member of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus who served as a doctor, surgeon, and philanthropist will …

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Kotido Diocese gets new bishop

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pope Francis has appointed Reverend Father Dominic Eibu as the new Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kotido. Bishop-elect Eibu, a Comboni priest born in Lwala, Kalaki district in Soroti Catholic Diocese, will replace Bishop Giuseppe Filippi whose retirement has been accepted upon reaching the …

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