- Feb 26, 2021
The Catholic Church prohibits use of artificial methods of contraception, and Catholic leaders in Uganda have opposed the birth control campaign. Roughly 39 percent of Uganda’s 42 million people are Catholic.
At the annual Uganda Martyrs Day Mass, shared through video, Catholics were urged to remember two nuns who were healed of bubonic plague through the martyrs’ intercession.
A Ugandan archbishop has warned authorities against harassing or torturing members of the opposition.
Catholics in Uganda are objecting to a call by Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga for the government to introduce a “church tax” that will ensure tithes are deducted from the salaries of Christians.
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda on Sunday held private talks with the Archbishop of Kampala, Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, in order to try and ease tensions between Church and State in the East African country.