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FDC urges religious leaders to preach against bad governance during Xmas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has said religious leaders should not shy from preaching about critical issues of governance during Christmas festival summons. Harold Kaija, the party deputy secretary general told journalists during a weekly party press conference at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi …

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Museveni asks religious leaders to include HIV messages in sermons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has asked religious leaders to include HIV/AIDs Messages in their sermons. He said this in a message delivered for him by the Vice President, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi during the commemoration of the International World Aids day held at Bugobero Sub County headquarters in …

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Influential church on election stump in DR Congo

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The influential Catholic Church joined the electoral fray Sunday as the Democratic Republic of Congo gears up for next month’s watershed presidential election to chose a successor to veteran leader Joseph Kabila. Addressing several thousand attending mass, new archbishop of Kinshasa, Fridolin Ambongo, made …

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German priest blows parish cash in online lottery scam

Berlin, Germany | AFP | A Catholic priest in Germany, lured by a get-rich-quick Internet scam, has admitted to embezzling a small fortune from his parish, a diocese spokeswoman said Monday. The preacher in the central Harz Mountains region confessed to his congregants at this week’s Sunday mass that he …

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Pope prays for victims of Central Africa massacre

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for peace in the war-ravaged Central African Republic, where two priests were killed in ethnic unrest last week. “I learned with sadness the news of the massacre two days ago in a camp for the displaced in the …

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Museveni gives Nakasero Cathedral a sh500m boost

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has contributed Sh500 million towards the construction of the 5000-seater Nakasero Cathedral. President Yoweri Museveni announced the donation at a fundraising drive at All Saints Cathedral in Kampala on Sunday. He commended Christians for shouldering the burden of constructing a bigger church. Museveni tasked …

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