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24th January 2020

Uganda: The Potent Communicative Power of Music

For the Ugandan survivors of a landslide who are relocated to a faraway camp, for example, music becomes the most effective mode of communication. That’s because music can play a dual role: it entertains while at the same time passing on specific messages to listeners. And due to its ability to use metaphors, music communicates on different levels to different people. One song can be interpreted … Read more

Eastern Africa: Sisters Come to Rescue of Flood Victims

Base Namae stood on a rocky cliff and stared in distress and stillness at what used to be her home and neighborhood in this remote mountainous village of eastern Uganda. The mounds of soil that perilously hung over the village are evidence of the night terror. A landslide on Dec. 3 following heavy rains sent mud and debris crashing onto houses overnight, killing over 40 people and … Read more

Uganda: Bishops Publish Challenging Christmas Message

UGANDA EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE (UGANDA CATHOLIC SECRETARIAT) Nsambya Hilt, 672 Hanlon Road P.O. BOX 2886 KAMPALA UGANDA, E.A. Christmas Message of the Chairman Uganda Episcopal Conference Theme: Be Each Other’s Neighbour Brothers and Sisters, Merry Christmas to you all! This greeting echoes what the angel said to the shepherds in Bethlehem “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy … Read more

Ordination Rombo Stephen Odhiambo

Ordination Venue: St. Joseph Cathedral, Kakamega. Ordaining bishop: Rt Rev Joseph Ongwae Obanyi 1st Mass: 22/12/2019 at Luanda Parish Home Mass: 23/12/2019 at his home. Appointment: Diocese of Lugazi, Uganda

Mbikko, Uganda: The Transformative Power of Music

“50 years ago in 1969, as a young missionary, full of enthusiasm, I boarded the plane clutching a guitar on my way to the land of my childhood dreams: Uganda. For years that guitar was my faithful companion in the city, in the interior, in schools and in the small Christian communities. “The Good News.” That is the key word that has inspired, fascinated and … Read more

Uganda: Celebratory Pilgrimage of ‘First-Born Children of the Missionaries of Africa’

DR Congolese Fr. Innocent Maganya, a Missionaries of Africa based in Kenya has explained to ACI Africa the reason for choosing Uganda for the Congregation’s 150th anniversary saying, “Kampala has been chosen for the closing ceremony because of the history of the Missionaries of Africa in Uganda … and Namugongo is the shrine of the Martyrs of Uganda, spiritual sons of the Missionaries of Africa.” According … Read more

Bishop Joseph Kizito – a Ugandan to Head Diocese in South Africa

In an interview with ACI Africa Tuesday, November 19, the Bishop-elect has described his appointment to shepherd the people of God away from his ancestral land as the Church’s fulfillment of what the Lord Jesus commanded and that he is a Ugandan “in the family of the Catholic people in South Africa.” “It makes me proud that the Church is fulfilling its teaching, the mandate … Read more

Uganda: Bishops Strongly Condemn Police Brutality

The Uganda Episcopal Conference has condemned police brutality against journalists, opposition leaders and students of Makerere University in the recent protests in Kampala, and urged the government to instead seek to resolve such conflict with dialogue. “We strongly believe that the level of brutality exercised and the amount of force used by some security agents while arresting the demonstrating students of Makerere University, the journalists … Read more

Ordination Joseph Okwara mhm

Venue: St. Joseph Balikuddembe, Kisoga Parish, Lugazi Diocese. Joseph Okwara has been appointed to the diocese of Kotido, Uganda.