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President Museveni Contributes Shs 1.3 BN For Martyrs Day Celebrations

The Rt. Rev. Raphael p’Mony Wokorach attending a meeting that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni chaired as he met a delegation from the Nebbi Catholic Diocese ahead of the Uganda Martyrs celebration due on the 3rd of June, the photo was taken at the State House Entebbe on the 30th of April 2024. Photos by PPU/Tony Rujuta.

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has contributed Shs1.3 billion to Nebbi Catholic Diocese in preparation for this year’s Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations.

The Nebbi Catholic Diocese was tasked to lead the Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations in 2024, slated for June 3rd, with a required budget of Shs1.3 billion.

This marks the second time Nebbi Diocese will lead the prayers in Namugongo, following their previous leadership in 2007.

The annual event pays homage to the 22 Catholic and 23 Anglican martyrs, who were executed for their faith on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda Kingdom between 1885 and 1887.

Rt. Rev. Raphael Wokorach, Archbishop-elect of the Gulu Archdiocese and Apostolic Bishop of Nebbi Diocese who led the religious delegation to meet President Museveni emphasised the significance of this year’s celebrations, coinciding with the diamond jubilee since the canonization of the 22 Uganda martyrs, saints revered by the Church.

Meanwhile President Museveni has congratulated the Rt. Rev. Wokorach upon being elected as the Archbishop of Gulu Archdiocese.

Rt. Rev. Wokorach, who was appointed the new Archbishop of Gulu Archdiocese on March 22, 2024, replaced Rt. Rev. Dr. John Baptist Odama who retired. He is set to be installed as Archbishop on July 12, 2024.

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