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Soroti Diocese gets new Bishop

By Patson Baraire

The Rev. Captain Odongo Kosea has been elected the 6th Bishop of Soroti Diocese. He will be consecrated and enthroned as Bishop on 16th June 2019 at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Soroti. He will succeed the Most. Rev. Stanley Ntagali, who has been the Acting Bishop of the Diocese since the Rt. Rev.

George William Erwau retired in July 2018. Bishop Nicodemus Okille has been the Caretaker Bishop of Soroti, providing episcopal leadership on behalf of the Archbishop.

Police rescue woman chained in Luweero church

Police in Luweero District on Tuesday stormed a born- again church to rescue a 23-year- old woman reportedly chained by a Pentecostal pastor in attempt to pray for her.

Luweero District Police Commander, Mr Benson Byaruhanga on Wednesday told this reporter that Ms Winnie Nakiwala was picked from a Rural Evangelical Church headed by Pastor Betty Kisakye located in Luweero Town Council.

India Catholic Cardinal Oswald Gracias ‘failed abuse victims’

One of the Catholic Church’s most senior cardinals has admitted that he could have better handled sexual abuse allegations that were brought to him.

Oswald Gracias, the Archbishop of Mumbai is one of four men organising a major Vatican conference on child abuse this week.

Bagungu unveils steps taken to secede from Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom

The struggle started in early 2013 as Bagungu blamed the Bunyoro King His Majesty Gafabusa Solomon for neglecting them after 15 years without a visit in Bugungu

Bamwoze’s send off: No wreath on my casket

The late Bishop Cyprian Bamwoze had ‘a lot of confidence’ in Ugandan hospitals that he turned down all efforts to be flown abroad for specialized treatment, his family has said.

Bishop Bamwoze, the first Anglican Bishop of Busoga Diocese, on Monday succumbed to leukaemia at the Cancer Institute in Mulago at 85 years.

“He was taken to Nairobi hospital about four years ago but preferred local hospitals, arguing that this would bring confidence in them,” a family member, who declined to be named because the family had enlisted a spokesperson, said yesterday.

Exclusive: McCarrick defrocking shows ‘bishops not above the law’

The defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick is a “very important signal” to the Catholic Church hierarchy that no one is above the law, the Vatican’s top sexual crimes investigator said on Saturday.

McCarrick was expelled from the priesthood after being found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults.

Top 3 political witch craft lords named in southern Buganda

Our sources in Masaka , Uganda have compiled a list of those Uganda politicians rumoured to practice Maama Fina favorite food ‘witch craft practice’ regardless of their religious background.

Whisper Eye has examined various witch doctors and traditional healers in a study to identify the role of witch craft in a political Uganda arena.

These Baganda doctors confirm that its too active during the election season to pass without having top political bosses from visiting them,they affirm that they make a lot of money during this season and await 2021 elections.

Kampala young businessman opens up on why he converted to Islam

Islam is one of the most consistent beliefs in the world and the first belief in East Africa .
Never blame a child for the mistakes of his parents,Whisper Eye caught up with a young businessman based in Kampala Mr Mutyaba Yusuf formerly Mutyaba Stanley was born a Christian but now fully converted to Islam.

Pope denounces ‘scourge’ of human trafficking and slavery

Pope Francis urged governments on Sunday to take decisive action against the $150 billion-a-year human trafficking business and the plight of millions of modern-day slaves.

Francis was addressing tens of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square two days after the Roman Catholic Church marked an annual day of prayer and awareness over human trafficking.

“I appeal, particularly to governments, so that the causes of this scourge are confronted decisively and the victims are protected,” the Argentine pontiff said.

I met Jesus at Kajjansi – Pr Mondo Mugisha

Pastor Franklin Mondo Mugisha has said he encountered Jesus about 14 years ago at Kajjansi on the Kampala-Entebbe Road.

Mugisha was appearing on Capital FM this morning when he said: “I met Jesus in Kajjansi. I saw something crystal clear like a ball. I knew he was the one because I was just from talking to him. His spirits struck me. I fell down.”

Sacked cardinal Mueller issues veiled attack on pope

A cardinal who was sacked from a senior Vatican post by Pope Francis has written his own “Manifesto of Faith,” in the latest attack on the pontiff’s authority by a leading member of the Church’s conservative wing.

Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, 71, a German who was the Vatican’s doctrinal chief until 2017, issued the four-page manifesto on Friday via conservative Catholic media outlets.

Pope admits clergy abuse of nuns including sexual slavery

Pope Francis has admitted that clerics have sexually abused nuns, and in one case they were kept as sex slaves.

He said in that case his predecessor, Pope Benedict, was forced to shut down an entire congregation of nuns who were being abused by priests.

Iran’s first president says Khomeini betrayed 1979 Islamic revolution

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini betrayed the principles of the Iranian revolution after sweeping to power in 1979, his first president told Reuters, leaving a “very bitter” taste among some of those who had returned with him to Tehran in triumph.

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, a sworn opponent of Tehran’s clerical rulers ever since being driven from office and fleeing abroad in 1981, recalled how 40 years ago in Paris, he had been convinced that the religious leader’s Islamic revolution would pave the way for democracy and human rights after the rule of the Shah.

Al-Azhar’s Imam calls on Muslims in the Middle East to ’embrace’ Christians

Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar mosque and university, called on Muslims in the Middle East to “embrace” local Christian communities.

He addressed Muslims saying: “Continue to embrace your brothers the Christian citizens everywhere, for they are our partners in our nation,” he said during a televised speech from a ceremony in the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi, also attended by Pope Francis.

Pope arrives in UAE for historic Gulf visit

Pope Francis arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, the first visit by a pontiff to the Arabian Peninsula, where he will meet with Muslim and political leaders and celebrate an outdoor mass in the capital Abu Dhabi.

African churches boom in London’s backstreets

On a cold, grey Sunday morning, in a street lined with shuttered builders’ yards and storage units, songs of prayer in the West African language of Yoruba ring out from a former warehouse that is now a church.

The congregation, almost entirely dressed in white robes, steadily grows to around 70 people as musicians playing drums, a keyboard and a guitar pick up the pace of the hymns. Some women prostrate themselves on the floor in prayer.