Quoting Pope Francis, Archbishop Odama explained that the beatification is an important event and gift to Uganda, noting that the shrine will serve as a world tourism destination drawing believers, faithful, and people from different walks of life.
Pravin Kekhal, the Executive Director Burkona Factory explained to URN that they were driven by the increasing demands for firewood and charcoal for home use and commercial purposes which has led to the massive destruction of trees and forest cover in the country.
Nsubuga, notes if the appointment is to take this direction, the Papal Nuncio, the Pope’s representative, opens consultation consults with various people for the names of qualified individuals. “they would be wide consultations in that matter,” Nsubuga added. “The process involves high-level confidentiality to avoid lobbying, undue pressure on those involved or those being considered, and unnecessary jealousies,” he adds.
“To the Electoral Commission the responsibility you are carrying is so big and if you mishandle it then you are dooming this country and you should know that. Therefore honesty, transparency, courage, commitment and love for the people of this nation is your top priority and it is the sign of your loyalty to God whom we say in our motto For God and My Country,”
Masimo Opiyo, the Executive Director of Comboni Samaritans, says teenage motherhood has overtime presented a huge challenge for the region spanning over three decades right from the early 90s during the height of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army - LRA rebellion.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network over the weekend, Archbishop Odama says Fr Onen’s decision to join politics goes against the church’s customs on conducts of priests which is likely to stir division among the flocks they lead.
Aruu South MP Samuel Odonga Otto and his Kilak South Counterpart Gilbert Olanya led a demonstration in Gulu town last week protesting the high number of COVID-19 patients admitted at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.
In September 2019, Lacor in partnership with Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative – ARLPI and Comrades of Pearl Africa set a four months’ time-frame within which to raise the required funds. This time elapsed in January 2020, with only 70 million Shillings in the kitty.
Cosmas Nyeko, the farmers’ chairperson disclosed to URN that they have also petitioned Dr. John Baptist Odama, the Archbishop of Gulu Archdiocese with whom OWC has partnered to promote cassava growing to no avail.
OWC is a countrywide government-led poverty eradication and sustainable wealth creation programme to create an effective national socio-economic transformation to raise household incomes of ordinary Ugandans.
CT scans are used to identify disease or injury within various regions of the body. The scan is used to detect tumours or lesions within the abdomen, identify heart disease or abnormalities, locate injuries, tumours, pulmonary embolisms (blood clots), clots leading to stroke, haemorrhage, excess fluid, and other conditions such as emphysema or pneumonia.
Father Mathew Okun Lagoro, the Chairperson Acholi Bur Parish disclosed that because of the short life span of the cassavas they were forced to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Bukoona Agro Processing Industry Limited on May 5th 2019 to buy the cassavas before it rots in the garden.
Rev Okidi was ordained priest on July 19, 1987, and later posted as an assistant Parish Priest-in-charge of youth at Cathedral Parish, Gulu Archdiocese. His dream was to be the greatest evangelist and shape the moral upbringing of the youth in his diocese. However, his journey took a twist, when the bottle became his best friend and ever-present companion.
The Rector of Namugongo Catholic Martyrs’ Shrine, Rev. Vincent Lubega says this year’s celebration has been historic, something he had never witnessed since pilgrimage to the Shrine began more than five decades ago.
Amone estimates that every year, as part of the re-enactments of the Crucifixion, he spends 30 minutes up on the rugged cross after trekking barefoot for several kilometres in the public way of the cross.