At 80 years of Age, Monsgor Charles Kimbowa passed on at Nsambya hospital having served in different offices of the catholic church since the 1960s when he was ordained priest. He has risen to the level of Monsgnor a single step to becoming a bishop.
The long time serving clergy with the title of ecclesiastical dignity- Monsgnor Kimbowa was mourned by Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala and other members of the episcopal conference who praised him for having taught and mentored priests in the country.
James Tumusiime, an author and a strong enthusiast of Traditional African Values, attributes the trend to the gradual breakdown of social-cultural bonds that shaped the behaviours of the ancient society for their common good. He indicates that the African culture treated any form of self-killings, as an abomination that was strongly discouraged by the community.
The Assistant Vicar of the Luweero Anglican Diocese, Rev. Can. James Mukiibi questioned President Museveni’s limit to 70 congregants. He argued that it’s small and needs to be revisited because their Churches can accommodate hundreds and can practice social distancing.
All Saints Cathedral Kampala has developed a google document that is sent to the parishioners to choose the services they would wish to attend. The Church’s Communication Officer, Ivan Naijuka, says that after filling the preferred time, the Church administrators will then send messages to individuals indicating when they should attend Church.
However, several Muslims who had gone to attend their first post lockdown Juma prayer at Uganda Muslim Supreme Council mosque- old Kampala have been challenged by security at the national mosque who had orders to allow in only 70. congregants and ask the rest to go back home.
Through his social media platforms, the president re-echoed that when places of worship are reopened, they will not hold a congregation of people exceeding 70. The president also highlights that religious institution will not hold night prayers, and there will be no kids' Sunday school.
According to statement dated September 24, the administration of the diocese has held a meeting and authorized church leaders to conduct as many services as possible and this will depend on the number of congregants and the church size.
Pastor Johnson Ogema, the P beublicity secretary for convocation prayers explained that the current pandemic might be a punishment from God as a result of crimes committed by his people which can only be solved through prayers.
Rev. Fr Innocent Valente Opio, the vicar general of Lira Catholic Diocese, says their Chapels and Parishes are yet to procure temperature guns, sufficient sanitizers and disinfection equipment among others.
Top on the accusations against Sheikh Irumba was the allegation that he forged a minute of the Regional College of Sheikhs meeting in Fort portal that he used in the failed dismissal of Bunyoro District Kadhi Sheikh, Ashraf Kugonza last year.
Debrah Zawedde Ssetyabule, the Manager of Entrepreneurship center, says they are operating the workshop in partnership with Uganda Tailoring Association, which is responsible for producing and distribution of government masks in the country. He says they are also targeting the wider market of church founded schools and institutions.
Deborah Zawedde Ssetyabule, the entrepreneurship centre manager says the Diocese has the capacity to produce 200 mosquito nets every day. But the production capacity can only be meaningful when there is a ready market for them, she adds.
Pader district acting Education Officer Francis Olwoch says that of the 800 cases of teenage pregnancy in the district, 168 were primary and secondary school-going girls, according to the statistics obtained from 36 government health facilities where the teenagers had reported for antenatal services.
Rt. Rev Wanok was on Sunday addressing the Christians after a virtual mass in which he preached love and unity among both politicians and voters. He wondered why people embrace violence and hatred amongst themselves instead of wholly loving each other.
Kenneth Cupu of Grace Church of Christ in Gulu West Division was found in the Church leading a team of more than 50 people in prayer, contrary to the Ministry of Health Guidelines that banned large congregations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The commitment was made at the end of a three-day retreat on "Enhancing the voice and action on integrity and ethical conduct for religious leaders in Uganda." The retreat held at Lake Victoria Serena Hotel, Kigo, was organized by the Inspectorate of Government, the Directorate of Ethics and Integrity, GIZ and the Inter-Religious Council (IRC).