Bagunduse has vowed not to vacate office, saying his suspension is illegal. He says that such decisions can only be made by the district executive committee through the Regional Committee leadership, which he says was not done and therefore makes the entire process questionable.
Idede explains that when she dropped out of school due to school fees challenges, father Eguma approached her grandfather in Indika village, Ludara sub-county in Koboko district asking to stay with her at the parish. According to Idede, while at the parish she initially stayed with the cooks but the curate later offered her a private room.
In a media statement, Ashiraf Zziwa, the acting Public Relations Officer, Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC, says the Mufti has appointed Sheikh Badru Uzairu Wassajja and Sheikh Edris Songolo to replace Sheikh Bagunduse and Sheikh Ashiraf Kugonza in acting capacity respectively.
Speaking at the official commission of the new parish, Rt. Rev. Paul Ssemogerere, the Bishop of Kasana-Luweero Diocese said there is a sizeable number of Christians, which occasioned the creation of the parish. He warned Kannyanda parishioners to brace for fundraisings to support the diocesan pastoral activities.
The candidates completed their formal vocation training in 2020. However, their ordination was stayed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus disease-COVID-19 that led to the closing down of all public gatherings that include places of worship.
The present Cathedral that was built in 1961, has a sitting capacity of 500 people. It serves as the seat of the Soroti Diocese and takes care of the Church of Uganda Christians in the districts of Soroti, Amuria, Kaberamaido, Serere, Katakwi and Kalaki.
Delivering his sermon to Christians at St. Paul Church of Uganda in Wii-gweng village, Bishop Ogwal said he felt hesitant to accept the change of plan. He disclosed to Christians that he felt that the prayers should have taken place at Namirembe Cathedral, the provincial cathedral of the Church of Uganda after being moved from the martyrs’ home village in Wii-gweng.
But Museveni criticized President Idi Amin for fearing criticism. This he said was an act of cowardice adding that there was no need for the former President to end the life of the Archbishop and the other senior members of government, over such issues.
The memorial prayer was organized by the local organizing committee in Kitgum District and was presided over by the former Northern Uganda Diocese Bishops, Rt. Rev Nelson Onono-onweng and Benoni Ogwal Abwang. It attracted young and old Christians from within and outside Kitgum district.
Fred Kizza, the Chief Warden of Mt Elgon National Park under whose administration Matheniko - Bokora and Pian - Upe game reserves fall told URN on Tuesday in Moroto that the ostrich population in Matheniko - Bokora game reserve is now over 50,000, making it the biggest of the species in the whole of Africa.
In his memory, the day of his death has been marked as a public holiday, since 2015. But it is one of the holidays that are unknown among nationals, and on this basis, MPs think that more efforts should be put in place to make the celebration more significant and ensure that the day draws more attention than it is at the moment.
Langa, a resident of Lamit Kapim Cell in Pager Division, Kitgum District and believed to be the oldest person alive in Acholi sub-region was born into a Pagan family around 1907. She turned to Christianity in 1948 and now recounts how hesitant she was to follow Christianity until a young Janan Luwum wowed her with the Gospel.
Instituted by Pope Gregory XVI on October 31, 1841, the award commonly referred to as Sylvestrine Order or the Pontifical Order of Pope Saint Sylvester is one of five orders of knighthood awarded directly by the Pope as the supreme pontiff and head of the Catholic Church.
“I want to say it openly here that I discourage you from going for such prayers which are associated with witchcraft, stick to your faith and remain firm without being deviated from it,” warned Fr. Yobuta.
The guidelines issued in a short note titled; 'the distribution of ashes in time of the pandemic' directs priests to sprinkle the ashes with holy water on the head of each one rather than the traditional marking of foreheads.