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Believers gather at the Namugongo Shrine in Uganda for this year’s Martyrs’ Day Pilgrimage on June 3, 2024, where the country's president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, urged them to be at the forefront of fostering peace in the East African region. Museveni lauded Christians and other believers in the country for "embracing unity" and fostering religious tolerance.

Uganda Martyrs Day: President urges Christians to lead by example in fostering peace

Jun 4, 2024

By Silas Mwale Isenjia

The president of Uganda urged believers gathered at the Namugongo Shrine for this year’s Martyrs’ Day Pilgrimage to be at... Read more


Uganda’s Catholic dioceses notified of limited stock of altar wine for Mass

May 7, 2024

By Jude Atemanke

Catholic dioceses in Uganda have been notified of a limited stock of wine for Masses due to delays in shipping. Read more

Bishop John Patrick Dolan of the Diocese of Phoenix visited the African nations of Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya in August 2023 for a tour of projects connected to the U.S. bishops’ conference’s Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa.

Family life, ‘bonding together’ behind spread of Christianity in Africa, U.S. bishop says

Aug 29, 2023

By Agnes Aineah

Bishop John Patrick Dolan of Phoenix returned from a 12-day trip to the African countries of Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya... Read more


Ugandan diocese observes five-day prayer for victims of secondary school attack

Jun 27, 2023

By Jude Atemanke

On June 16, suspected members of the Allied Democratic Forces reportedly attacked the school, killing some 41 people, including 38... Read more

Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala during the Way of the Cross at Namirembe Cathedral in Kampala, Uganda, April 2, 2021. Courtesy photo

Kampala archbishop dies at age 68

Apr 3, 2021

Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala was found dead in his room Saturday morning. He was 68, and had preached... Read more

Servant of God Wanda Błeńska (1911-2014).

Beatification cause of ‘mother of lepers’ opens in Poland

Oct 20, 2020

The beatification cause of a Polish missionary doctor known as the “mother of lepers” was opened Sunday.   Read more

Fr. Deogratius Kiibi Kateregga. Public domain.

Priests arrested for public Mass celebrations during coronavirus shutdowns

Mar 30, 2020

Amid lockdowns responding to the coronavirus pandemic, at least three priests were arrested Sunday for celebrating Mass publicly, in alleged... Read more

A health worker wears protective gear at a health screening facility in a Ugandan town bordering DRC.

Amid Uganda Ebola scare, Catholic aid group is ready to help

Jun 20, 2019

Catholic Relief Services is monitoring the health situation in Uganda, following two confirmed deaths from the Ebola virus.  Read more

St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf. Courtesy photo.

A 22 year-old Texan began a Catholic school for Uganda’s deaf children

Dec 19, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Rannah Evetts had always wanted to go to Africa. She has no explanation for it, other than that God had... Read more

Ugandan priests celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the Uganda Martyrs, June 3, 2018.

Catholic input ‘ignored’ in Uganda’s new sex-ed program, bishops say

Jun 17, 2018

A new sex-education program created by the government of Uganda will be rejected by Christian schools unless considerable revisions are... Read more

Photo courtesy of the Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine.

Millions travel to basilica shrine for Uganda Martyrs' Day

Jun 8, 2018

By Mary Farrow

They came by plane, by bus, and even on foot: pilgrims traveled thousands of miles to Uganda's Catholic shrine for... Read more

Rachel and Rich Mastrogiacomo. Courtesy photo.

This couple gave up everything to help Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Feb 24, 2018

By Elise Harris

Selling everything and moving to Uganda to work with refugees is not likely on many people's to-do list. In fact,... Read more

'We cannot keep quiet' – Ugandan archbishop stands against domestic violence

Aug 25, 2016

An archdiocese in southeastern Uganda aims to eliminate domestic violence.  Read more

Ugandan youth greeted Pope Francis with welcome signs and big smiles today during a meeting at Kampala's airport.

Pope to Ugandan youth: You are a people of martyrs

Nov 28, 2015

On his last day in Uganda, Pope Francis heard testimonies of suffering from young people and praised Ugandan’s faith, which... Read more

Pope Francis addresses residents and staff at the House of Charity near Kampala, Uganda.

Pope Francis’ road map for the faith? Serve the poor.

Nov 28, 2015

The world is marked by growing indifference, but Christians cannot forget Christ’s call to serve the poor, Pope Francis stressed... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Shrine of the Uganda martyrs at Namugono Nov. 28, 2015.

Like the martyrs, witness to Jesus with your life, Pope tells Ugandans

Nov 28, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Marking his first full day in Uganda with Mass to celebrate the nation’s martyrs, Pope Francis said the call to... Read more

Bishops exiting the Vatican's Paul VI Hall during the Synod of Bishops, Oct. 5, 2015.

Africa's bishops offer Pope Francis prayers and a warm welcome

Nov 24, 2015

Ahead of the papal visit to Africa, the continent’s bishops have sent Francis a message of welcome. They emphasized the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims before the General Audience in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Aug. 19, 2015.

Africa abuzz ahead of Pope’s visit, Ugandan archbishop says

Oct 29, 2015

By Elise Harris

As his country gets ready to receive their spiritual ‘grandfather,’ Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu, Uganda said Pope Francis’... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims before the General Audience in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Aug. 19, 2015.

Ugandans are eagerly preparing for papal visit with prayer, penance

Oct 8, 2015

In anticipation of Pope Francis’ first visit to their country, the head of the Ugandan bishops' conference has called on... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Vatican officially confirms Pope Francis' visit to Africa in November

Sep 10, 2015

By Elise Harris

The Vatican today officially announced that Pope Francis will travel to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic in November,... Read more