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Vatican elevates Munyonyo Martyrs’ church to minor basilica

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Vatican has finally elevated Uganda Martyrs Church, Munyonyo into a minor Basilica for its unique connection with the Uganda Martyrs. The minor Basilica status is granted by a special decree signed by the Pope following a series of processes. Although the processes ended …

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African priests moved by story of Uganda martyrs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The story of the Uganda martyrs has been told and retold in Uganda and to the entire world. It is a tale that draws a mixture of inspiration, emotions, joy and distress, recollecting the determination by the African converts who shed blood for their newfound …

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SECAM delegates pay tribute to Uganda martyrs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The African Catholic bishops and religious leaders participating in SECAM assembly have paid glowing tributes to the Uganda Martyrs. The delegates led by His Grace Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi, the President of SECAM on Wednesday traced the footsteps of the Uganda Martyrs from St. Denis Ssebugwawo …

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Namugongo martyrs day

How the ‘Kaveera ban’ failed Kampala, Uganda | ALFRED OCHWO | Even though the Uganda Episcopal Conference declared the Uganda Martyrs a kaveera-free zone under a campaign dubbed ‘TuvvekuKaveera’, the ban did not work. And the pilgrims were not to blame. It was the traders. Just after the service inside …

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Tourism Ministry fastracks Uganda Martyrs shrines redevelopment plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Uganda Martyrs continue attracting thousands of Christians from all over the globe, the Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Ministry is also fast-tracking the plans of redeveloping the shrines and the neighboring areas. In 2015, the catholic and Anglican churches embarked on the process of …

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Tourism ministry fastracks Uganda Martyrs shrines redevelopment plan

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Uganda Martyrs continue attracting thousands of Christians from all over the globe, the Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Ministry is also fast-tracking the plans of redeveloping the shrines and the neighboring areas. In 2015, the catholic and Anglican churches embarked on the process …

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NAMUGONGO: 91-year-old leads first group of foot pilgrims to arrive

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The first group of foot pilgrims has arrived at the Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine in Namugongo. The group of 28 was led by a 91-year-old parishioner Bernado Tibyangye, to trek a distance of more than 300 kilometres from St. Kaggwa Catholic Parish Bushenyi District in Mbarara Ecclesiastical …

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NWSC tests Namugongo ‘Holy Water’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Martyrs Catholic Secretariat at Namugongo has decided to carry out tests on the quality of the holy water.  Many pilgrims who flock Namugongo to celebrate the Martyr’s Day fetch water from the man-made lake. They have often given testimonies that the water heals …

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Uganda Martyrs were ordinary people, Bishop Kirabo tells pilgrims

Namugongo, Uganda | VATICAN RADIO | The Uganda Martyrs Day celebration has taken place at Uganda’s Namugongo shrine. According to Uganda’s Daily Monitor Newspaper, by 8 am all the pavilions where pilgrims sit were already full even though people were still trying to make the security clearances to get inside the shrine for …

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