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POPE: Destruction of environment is an offence against God

Dubai, UAE | THE INDEPENDENT | Pope Francis has told the UN Climate Change Conference that the destruction of the environment is an offense against God. In a message delivered on his behalf by Secretary of State Pietro Cardinal Parolin, the Pope told world leaders gathered in the United Arab …

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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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Who is newly appointed Bishop Lawrence Mukasa?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pope Francis has appointed Reverend Monsignor Lawrence Mukasa, the Vicar General of Kiyinda Mityana Diocese, as the new Bishop of Kasana Luwero Diocese. The announcement was made by the Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda, Archbishop Luigi Bianco. Monsignor Mukasa, aged 66, will replace Bishop Paul Ssemogerere, …

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Monsignor Mukasa appointed Kasana Luwero Bishop

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pope Francis has appointed the Vicar General of Kiyinda-Mityana Diocese, Monsignor Lawrence Mukasa, as Bishop of Kasana Luwero. The announcement of his appointment was released today by the Papal Nuncio to Uganda, Archbisop Luigi Bianco. Bishop-elect Lawrence Mukasa was born on 14 March 1957. The …

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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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