Namugongo, Uganda: Martyrs Day Pilgrimage Resumes after Two Year Hiatus
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Namugongo, Uganda: Martyrs Day Pilgrimage Resumes after Two Year Hiatus

NAMUGONGO, JUNE 3, 2022 (CISA) – Pilgrims from all works of life on the morning of June 3, braved a heavy downpour to access Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine Namugongo for the 2022 Martyrs Day Celebrations animated by the Catholic Diocese of Fort Portal under the shepherdship of Rt Rev Robert Muhiirwa Akiiki. The June 3 official…

Uganda: Foot Pilgrims to Namugongo Set off Again after Two Year Break
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Uganda: Foot Pilgrims to Namugongo Set off Again after Two Year Break

This year, Fort Portal Diocese shall animate the Liturgy on Martyrs day at Namugongo and the preparations are ongoing in high gear. Pilgrims from Fort Portal the Diocese that is charged with responsibilities to organized and animate the liturgy for this year’s celebrations and other Dioceses in Uganda, have started the pilgrimage to Namugongo Martyrs…

Mourning Mill Hill Missionary Seminarian Paul Masereka
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Mourning Mill Hill Missionary Seminarian Paul Masereka

The body of Seminarian Paul Masereka, a 30-year-old Member of the Congregation of  Jinja Mill Hill,  has been laid to rest at his ancestral Home in Kyambogho cell, Mpondwe Lhubiriha town council in Kasese district with a call on believers to be humble and use their talents for God’s will. In his homily while presiding…

Uganda, Archbishop Kiwanuka Lote has Died.
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Uganda, Archbishop Kiwanuka Lote has Died.

Bishop Denis Kiwanuka Lote, the retired prelate who served as Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo, from 27 June 2007 until 2 January 2014 has passed on, the Uganda Episcopal Conference has confirmed. Bishop Lote who was born on 25 March 1938 in Kadumure Village, in present-day Pallisa District, in the Eastern Region…

Uganda: A Case of ‘Institutionalised Arbitrariness’
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Uganda: A Case of ‘Institutionalised Arbitrariness’

Uganda has limited capacity to fully monopolise violence in its territory or provide basic services to its citizens. It relies on repression, but its limited capacity means that it cannot silence dissent systematically and reliably. My research analysed the interactions between state authorities and informal violent actors. What I found was surprising. First, state actors encouraged the formation of…

Brother Peter (Piet) van Leeuwen Has Died.  R.I.P.
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Brother Peter (Piet) van Leeuwen Has Died. R.I.P.

It is with regret that we inform you of the death at 06h00 on the 18th day of April, 2022 in Missiehuis, Vrijland, the Netherlands, aged 91, of Brother Peter (Piet) van Leeuwen Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace             Piet, the younger brother of our Father Willem van Leeuwen MHM, was born…

Uganda/Ireland: 20th Anniversary of Violent Death of Fr Declan O’Toole MHM
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Uganda/Ireland: 20th Anniversary of Violent Death of Fr Declan O’Toole MHM

On the 21st March 2002 Fr. Declan was shot dead together with his driver Patrick Longoli and his cook Fidelis Longole while travelling on their way home from a peace meeting within the territory of his mission. Fr. Declan’s cause has been opened since October 2014 for Beatification by Most Rev. Dr. Giueppe Filippi, M.C.C.I,…

Mbikko, Uganda: Celebrating Saint Joseph
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Mbikko, Uganda: Celebrating Saint Joseph

Saturday March 19th, Solemnity of St Joseph our principal Patron, Mill Hill Missionaries from around central Uganda gathered at St Karoli Lwanga  Mbikko Parish to celebrate together. During the event we celebrated the lives of two gallant missionaries who had worked tirelessly in East Africa and both died within 24hours; Fr Christy Fox who was…

Notice Funeral Fr. Hans Burgman MHM
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Notice Funeral Fr. Hans Burgman MHM

The funeral Mass for Fr Hans Burgman MHM at the Saint Lambertus Basilica in Hengelo, The Netherlands, is scheduled to start on Saturday March 19th at 14h00 local time, and not at 13h30 as earlier announced. The full service will be live-streamed on Youtube at Sint Lambertusbasiliek – YouTube The live-stream will be started from…