Pope appointed Rt. Rev. Isaac Amani

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Published: Monday, 15 January 2018
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In Tanzania,the Holy Father Pope Francis on 27th December, 2017 appointed Rt. Rev. Isaac Amani Massawe, Metropolitan Archbishop of Arusha after he (the Holy Father) accepted resignation of the pastoral care of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Arusha, presented by Most Rev. Josaphat Louis Lebulu.

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Preparations of the 2018 Uganda Martyrs Day

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Published: Saturday, 20 January 2018
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Preparations are in high gear ahead of the 2018 Uganda Martyrs Day celebration due June 3 at the Catholic Shrine in Namugongo.
 
On 17th, January, 2018, the Archdiocese of Tororo held its first crucial meeting at the Uganda Catholic Secretariat premises in Kampala, to officially set-up the Central Organizing Committees (COCs) to assist in the organization and coordination of the 2018 celebrations. A total of 10 COCs were formed according to the allotted tasks which include: Pastoral and Liturgy, Protocol and Security, Transport, Publicity and Communication, Catering and Welfare, Construction and Decoration, Finance, Pilgrims, Medical/Health and Ushering.
 
Speaking as the Chairperson of the COC, Msgr. John Baptist Kauta, also the Secretary General of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) said that Tororo Archdiocese is organizing the celebrations in partnership with the UEC and various stakeholders.
 
“This is a very big celebration which attracts many international pilgrims from across the world. Therefore, we will be working hand-in-hand for the spiritual benefit of the entire Catholic Community in Uganda and beyond,” said Msgr. Kauta.
 
An official Souvenir Magazine is being prepared for the day by Publicity and Communication. The magazine will have content about the life of the martyrs, and the official proceedings of the day including but not limited to the Order of Mass. Institutions and other partners are encouraged to support the magazine by advertising.
 
“We appeal to all corporate companies and other partners to come forth and run their advertisements at a fee in our souvenir magazine,” he added.
 
Several activities have also been lined up by the UEC coordinated by the animating Archdiocese in a bid to raise US$198,029 (an equivalent of 720m Ugandan shillings) that is required for the preparations and actual celebrations.
 
“We have formulated different strategies to help raise the shs720m. One of them is assigning our 45 parishes in the Archdiocese and well-wishers to raise a total of $61600 (Ushs 220m). We appeal to all well-wishers within and outside Uganda to come and support us,” said Fr. Kevin Musisi, the Chairperson of the Organizing Committee at the Archdioce level adding that the Archdiocese has so far raised $44800 (Ushs 160m) as of 15th January.
 
Meanwhile, last year the Archdiocese held two fundraising activities with the first being held in Tororo on 21st October, 2017. A total of $5040 (Ushs 18m) was raised in cash and $1316 (Ushs 4.7m) in pledges. The Archdiocese also held it’s second fund-raising drive on 12th November, 2017 in Kampala and collected US$ 3,052 (Ushs 10.9m) in cash while $8008 (Ushs 28.6m) in form of pledges.
 
Tororo also unveiled a theme for the 2018 celebration: “Let Us Walk in the Light of God as a Family” (1 John 1:5-10). In addition, they released a special prayer (novena) dedicated to the Uganda Martyrs. The prayer is intended for the success of the June 3rd celebrations and for the intentions of all the pilgrims who will attend the 2018 celebration.
 
Tororo Archdiocese will animate the 2018 celebrations on behalf of Tororo Ecclesiastical Province which comprises of the Dioceses of Jinja, Kotido, Moroto, Soroti and Tororo. The 2018 celebration will be held concurrently with the 100 year’s celebration of the martyrdom of the two Catechists from Paimol: Blessed Daudi Okello and Blessed Jildo Irwa who were killed in 1918. The two Blessed Martyrs are usually commemorated on 18th, October but they will be remembered in a special way on 3rd, June, 2018.
 
Every June 3 the celebration commemorates the 22 Catholic Martyrs who were killed on the orders of Mwanga II the Kabaka (King) of Buganda between 1885 and 1887. Twenty-two Catholic Martyrs were beatified on 6th June, 1920, by Pope Benedict XV, and on 18th October, 1964, Pope Paul VI canonized them as Saints.
 
The celebration usually brings together millions of pilgrims from across the globe. Tororo last presided over the Martyrs Day celebrations in 1998.

(KCCB) Mourn Malindi Bishop Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Barbara,

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Published: Monday, 15 January 2018
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Bishop Emmanuel Barbara passed away on Friday, January 5 in the morning at his residence and his body was taken to Star hospital mortuary in Malindi.

In his message, the Archbishop of Mombasa Most Rev. Martin Kivuva wrote, “It is with deep sorrow and grief that we announce the passing on of the Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Barabara, who was the bishop of Malindi. He passed on this morning.

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The Church has great confidence in the Children and Youth

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Published: Wednesday, 01 November 2017
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(Agenzia Fides); The Church has great confidence in the Children and Youth” Cardinal Fernando Filoni says.

Cardinal Fernando Filoni speaking to Children and Youth at Y E S Center in Nsambya expressed his appreciation to His Grace Dr. Cyprian K. Lwanga for the Invitation to be part of the Golden Jubilee since the foundation of Kampala Archdiocese. Besides thanking the Apostolic Nuncio and the Archbishop, he conveyed the Apostolic blessing of the Holy Father to all .

“We cannot let this special Celebration pass us without pausing for prayer and thanksgiving to God to all those who brought the Gospel to Uganda and to the Archdiocese. The future of the Church in Uganda and Africa at large is no longer for the European Missionaries but depends on each one of us. Individually we are all assigned a sacred duty of evangelizing others i.e. Africans evangelizing fellow Africans. 
The Church has great confidence in the in the children and youth. 

The Prefect for the Evangelization of the Peoples concluded his speech by inviting the children and youth to set and have right Priorities in life. Because many spend much time on things that attract their sensation while leaving out the very important ones.

Archbishop Livingstone Nkoyoyo is dead

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Published: Monday, 08 January 2018
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Retired Anglican Archbishop Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo is dead.The retired Archbishop died on Friday at Kampala Hospital where he had been admitted.

According to a statement issued by Rev Canon Alison Barfoot, the Church of Uganda Communications Officer, Nkoyoyo succumbed to pneumonia.

He was admitted at Kampala Hospital on January 1, 2018.

OFFICIAL

Some change in Archbishop Nkoyoyo's funeral arrangements:
1. On Sunday at 2pm the body will be in Namirembe Cathedral for a service and overnight service.
2. On Monday at 10am funeral service at Mukono Cathedral there after the body will be taken to his home at Nakabago for overnight service.
3. On Tuesday 9am Official State funeral service and burial at Namugongo Anglican shrine.
This is the program as for now. Thank u for yr prayers.
From Canon Samuel K. Wasswa

May His Soul Rest In Peace.

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