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Bishop Wanok to represent Uganda at historic Synod in Vatican

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Right Reverend Sanctus Lino Wanok, the Bishop of Lira Diocese will represent the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) at the highly anticipated Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, scheduled to take place in the Vatican next month. According to information released by the …

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Pope Francis: Pray for ill Benedict XVI

Vatican City | NCregister.COM |  Pope Francis on Wednesday asked for prayers for a “very ill” Benedict XVI. Francis made the appeal for the 95-year-old pope emeritus at the end of his weekly public audience on Dec. 28 in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall. “I ask to all of you …

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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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