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Martyrs Day: Pilgrims walk, run from Munyonyo to Kampala

Munyonyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pilgrims have walked or run in a 5km and 10km event from Munyonyo to Kampala, as part of activities leading to this year’s Martyrs Day celebrations. The celebrations are  held every year on June 3rd. Martyrs’ Day is celebrated in remembrance of the young Christian …

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Museveni meets Russia’s Orthodox Church Africa leader

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has met Russia’s Orthodox Church New Africa Exarchate Metropolitan Leonid Gorbachev of Klin who is in Africa on his maiden visit. In a press statement issued by the Presidential Press Unit, Museveni promised to support the church in preaching the word of God. “I follow Christ, so …

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UGANDA: Eid is on Monday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eid Fitri prayers will be commemorated on Monday, the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC has announced. The Second Deputy Mufti and Acting Director of Sharia Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa made the announcement on the top floor of Gaddafi National Mosque on Saturday evening moments after …

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UMSC: Recall self-study materials over errors in Islam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) has asked the Ministry of Education and Sports to recall self-study materials over errors made in the Islamic Religious Education (IRE) and Arabic Content content. Sheikh Juma Bakhit Cucu, the Secretary for Education at UMSC says that the council has …

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Buganda , IRCU to work together to strengthen family values

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda-IRCU has established a partnership with the Buganda kingdom’s cultural leaders to harness interventions that strengthen the values of humanity and sustainable development in families. IRCU entered into a formal collaboration with the council of clan leaders in the Buganda …

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Rev. Loum finally consecrated Bishop Northern Uganda

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rev. Geoffrey Loum has finally been consecrated as the 8th Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Uganda. He was consecrated today at St. Phillip`s Cathedral in Gulu City, two days after aggrieved church members withdrew a petition seeking to stop the exercise citing irregularities. …

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Bishop Ssemogerere warns new priests about seeking wealth

Rubaga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bishop Paul Ssemogerere, the Apostolic Administrator of Kampala Archdiocese has warned the newly ordained priests to forget about being rich and put all their efforts towards serving God’s children. The bishop made the remarks on Saturday afternoon at Sacred Heart of Mary Cathedral-Rubaga during …

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