Uganda: Bishops Weigh in on Electoral Process
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Uganda: Bishops Weigh in on Electoral Process

Ahead of general elections in Uganda slated for January 14, Catholic Bishops in the country have, in their latest Pastoral Letter, highlighted 13 issues that “could taint the credibility of the electoral process and outcome of the polls if not addressed urgently.” In their Pastoral Letter sent to ACI Africa Tuesday, January 5, the members…

Tororo, Uganda: Archbishop Emeritus James Odongo Laid to Rest
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Tororo, Uganda: Archbishop Emeritus James Odongo Laid to Rest

The Chairman of AMECEA, Rt. Rev. Charles Kasonde who is also the Bishop of Solwezi Diocese in Zambia highlighted in his message the memories that the bishops of the region have of Archbishop Odongo. “The bishops in AMECEA region which he served as chairman from 1973-1979 shall remember Most Rev. Odongo not only as a…

Tororo, Uganda: Archbishop Emeritus James Odongo has Died
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Tororo, Uganda: Archbishop Emeritus James Odongo has Died

Archbishop Emeritus of Tororo James Odongo, 89, has passed on today at Nsambya Hospital. Uganda Episcopal Conference Secretary-General Msgr John Baptist  Kauta has confirmed. James Odongo was the fourth African Bishop in Uganda and the first African Bishop of Tororo Diocese. He was also the first African chair of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in…

World Aids Day: Pivotal Role of Nurses in Uganda
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World Aids Day: Pivotal Role of Nurses in Uganda

The facility managers perceived nurses to be a more dependable cadre as they “tend to stick around for years”. There was a common perception that “higher grade” cadres, such as young doctors, tend to leave for further training and better-paying jobs. Because of the shortage of medical doctors, nurses were depended upon as the backbone…

Uganda: Preparing for World Mission Sunday
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Uganda: Preparing for World Mission Sunday

Reflecting on the theme, the Ugandan Cleric says, “God is asking, whom shall I send, even in this time of COVID-19. Our response should be, here am I, send me.” On her part, the National Secretary of the PMS of St. Peter the Apostle in Uganda, Sr. Stella Maris Niwagira says that donations collected on…

‘Kulika Baby’: Fr Joe King MHM Celebrates Our Lady in Song.
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‘Kulika Baby’: Fr Joe King MHM Celebrates Our Lady in Song.

“Kulika Baby” is a Luganda phrase used to congratulate a mother upon having a baby. This song celebrates Mother Mary for giving us baby Jesus and the joy it brings to the world at Christmas. Fr Joe King mhm

25 Years ago: Epic Centenary Walk from Mombasa to Kampala
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25 Years ago: Epic Centenary Walk from Mombasa to Kampala

Sixty Mill Hill mission pilgrims who trekked from Mombasa to the Buganda King’s court at Mengo arrived at Bulange to a rousing welcome from Lukiiko members and a cross section of people. Prince Lincoln Abraham Ndawula, Kabaka Mutebi’s uncle, received the pilgrims on behalf of the King who was out of the country.  The pilgrims,…

Uganda: Covid-19 Has Robbed the Poor of the  Little They Had
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Uganda: Covid-19 Has Robbed the Poor of the Little They Had

“At this lockdown period moving through the villages and towns of Uganda having schools closed, we see children roaming the streets aimlessly, young people playing Lotto throughout the day, after losing jobs, the mothers and fathers of children seated in front of their homes hopelessly,” the Priest narrates. He adds, “Due to redundancy, young people…

St Mugagga, Uganda: The Orphan Myth – Keeping Families Together
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St Mugagga, Uganda: The Orphan Myth – Keeping Families Together

This documentary film explores the global trend of child care institutions moving away from orphanages and toward family-based care and reunification. We’re excited to be doing this same work here at St. Mugagga in Uganda. We’re excited to be doing this same work here at St. Mugagga in Uganda. Here is a link where you…

Father Cornelius (Cees) Koning MHM Has Died  RIP
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Father Cornelius (Cees) Koning MHM Has Died RIP

Mill Hill Missionaries: 11/2020 Obituary It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the 18th day morning of July, 2020 in the Missiehuis, Vrijland, aged 92, of Father Cornelius (Cees) Koning

‘I Never Operate on a Patient without a Prayer’- Surgeon Sr Mary Ajiko, Soroti, Uganda
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‘I Never Operate on a Patient without a Prayer’- Surgeon Sr Mary Ajiko, Soroti, Uganda

Sr. Mary Margaret Ajiko serves humanity outside the jurisdiction of the church as a surgeon at the Soroti Regional Referral Hospital, a government hospital in Soroti, a small town in eastern Uganda. Ajiko, who has worked for a decade at the hospital, is dedicated to serving humanity through her profession. This has made her a…

Uganda: Testimony of a Trappist Monk
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Uganda: Testimony of a Trappist Monk

Timeline of the Trappist Monastery of Our Lady of Victoria, Uganda. 1956 Foundation of Our Lady of Victory in Songhor (Kenya) at the request of bishop Frederick Hall mhm to Dom Willibrord van Dijk, abbot of the abbey of Koningshoeve, The Netherlands.The founding group is led by Father Pius Drijvers, the first superior. 1958 Relocation…