Welcome by the Chairman of Uganda Episcopal Conference -His Grace John Baptist Odama
Welcome to the official website of the Catholic Church in Uganda. You will find on this website information about different dioceses in Uganda (parishes, religious communities, priests, institutions, etc.), the different commissions, institutions, and departments of the Catholic Secretariat, as well as important links to the Church universal and its organs. You can also read about the recent publications and press releases of the Uganda Episcopal Conference.
The Uganda Episcopal Conference is the Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy in Uganda, constituted with the approval of the Holy See, through which bishops express their collegial responsibility through collective action, to assure the progress of the Church and coordination of its social and pastoral ministry. It is headed by a Chairman elected every four years. He is assisted by an Executive Board, also chosen every four years, composed of six Chairmen of various Commissions.The Episcopal Conference of Uganda was founded in 1960.
On 11th June,2010, during their Annual Plenary, members of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, elected His Grace Rev. John Baptist Odama [above] and Rt. Rev. Joseph Antony Zziwa [below] as new Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.
Episcopal Latest News
Pope issues first Apostolic Exhortation: Evangelii Gaudium:
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has issued his first Apostolic Exhortation on Tuesday, Evangelii Gaudium, translated into English as The Joy of the Gospel. The 224-page document outlines the Pope’s vision for a missionary Church, whose “doors should always be open”. The Pope speaks on numerous themes, including evangelization, peace, homiletics, social justice, the family, respect for creation, faith and politics, ecumenism, interreligious dialogue, and the role of women and of the laity in the Church.
The Joy of the Gospel is the title Pope Francis has chosen for this first major document of his pontificate, putting down in print the joyous spirit of encounter with Christ that characterizes every public appearance he has made so far. The man who has constantly kept the media’s attention with his desire to embrace and share his faith with everyone he meets, now urges us to do exactly the same. To “recover the original freshness of the Gospel”, as he puts it, through a thorough renewal of the Church’s structures and vision. Including what he calls “a conversion of the papacy” to make it better able to serve the mission of evangelization in the modern world. The Church, he says, should not be afraid to re-examine “customs not directly connected to the heart of the Gospel” even if they may have deep historical roots.
Electronic News Bulletin for the month of October 2013
We are glad to inform you that in order to improve information flow and news sharing in the Catholic Church in Uganda, the Social Communications Commission of Uganda Episcopal Conference has established an electronic news bulletin called New Contact. Please feel free to DOWNLOAD your copy today send copies of this publication to any body who may be interested.
This is to officially inform you that SECAM has new Officers as stated below
SECAM’s 16th Plenary Assembly concluded with the celebration of Holy Eucharist at the Martyrs Stadium in Kinshasa. SECAM’s Organizing Committee thanked the Government of the DR Congo for all the support in preparations of the plenary.
The bishops elected as new office bearers for SECAM include:
President: H.G. Archbishop Gabriel MBILINGI, Archbishop of Lubango, Angola.
Other new office bearers include:
General Secretary: Rev. Fr. Joseph KOMAKOMA, Zambia.
Pope Francis announces Krakow in Poland
Pope Francis announces Krakow in Poland as the host for the next World Youth