The Catholic Diocese of Kasese is mourning the death of the first Mukonzo priest, Monsignor Augustino Muhindo. Msgr Muhindo, who also served as the first Vicar General of the 25 year-old diocese, passed on at 10pm on Monday at Kilembe Mines Hospital. He was 82.
Pope Francis has called for power in the Catholic Church to be devolved away from the Vatican, in the first major work he has written since his election in March this year. In his first Apostolic Exhortation dated November 24, the Argentine born Pontiff says he is open to suggestions to changes in the power of the papacy.
Cardinals are due to begin their second day of deliberations and voting in the conclave that will elect a new Pope, after reaching no decision on Tuesday evening. The 115 cardinal-electors are shut off in the Sistine Chapel inside the Vatican until at least 77 of them, or two-thirds majority, agree on a candidate to lead the world\'s 1.2bn Catholics.