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First African Apostolic Nuncio retires at 75

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, the first native African to be appointed Apostolic Nuncio by the Vatican has retired. The Canon Law requires Catholic prelates to submit their resignation letters from the pastoral governance of their dioceses, or any other duties, to the Pontiff after clocking the …

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Pope fights corruption with new Vatican tenders law

Rome, Italy | AFP | Pope Francis stepped up his battle against corruption in the Vatican Monday with a new law aimed at boosting transparency in tenders and cutting costs as a post-coronavirus recession hits. Convicted mobsters and those guilty of tax fraud are among a list of undesirables now unable to pocket contracts. The …

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Pope Francis appoints Bainomugisha Archbishop for Mbarara

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Paul Bakyenga and appointed Auxiliary Bishop Lambert Bainomugisha as the Archbishop of Mbarara, Uganda. Arcbishop-elect Bainomugisha is also the President of the Legal Service Commission and is a member of other commissions of the Uganda Episcopal Conference. …

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Ex-pope’s shadow Vatican role in the spotlight

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Ex-pope Benedict XVI seems to have broken his silence recently over key Catholic issues and his comments have raised serious questions within the Church about the extent to which there are, in fact, two “men in white” at the Vatican. In 2013, Benedict became …

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Dispute over former pope’s role in controversial book

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | The Vatican was gripped Tuesday by a dispute over whether elderly ex-pope Benedict XVI was being used by the Catholic Church’s ultra-conservative wing to undermine his successor Pope Francis. At least three Vatican correspondents cited a source close to Benedict saying the former pontiff …

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Pope Francis to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

  Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster. The pope will visit Mozambique and Madagascar, as well as Mauritius, countries visited by pope John Paul II …

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