VATICAN CITY (RNS) Engaging Africa’s youth is the focus of the trip. But concerns over the pope’s safety have emerged, especially in the Central African Republic, where there has been ongoing violence since a 2013 coup.
Articles tagged “Uganda”
“If the Pope was here and talking about love, compassion and equality for everyone, Ugandans will listen,” said one activist.
(RNS) A federal lawsuit lodged by a Ugandan LGBT advocacy group alleges Scott Lively conspired with Ugandan religious and political leaders to incite anti-gay sentiment resulting in discrimination, arrest, torture and murder in that country.
ENTEBBE, Uganda (Reuters) Several dozen Ugandans marked Gay Pride on Saturday, cheering that such a parade could go ahead in a country that only last year tried to impose long jail terms for gay sex.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (RNS) In Uganda, LGBT people are beaten, raped, evicted and dismissed from their jobs because of their sexual identity or orientation, said the Rev. Anthony Musaala during a speaking engagement. Even associating with or advocating for LGBT people may invite discrimination, he said.
(RNS) On Monday (Feb. 16), Uganda celebrated the life and ministry of Archbishop Janani Luwum, who was murdered on the orders of Idi Amin.
(RNS) “The world betrayed this child,” said retired Anglican Bishop Nelson Onono-Onweng of Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen.
(RNS) “I appeal to all God-fearing people and all Ugandans to remain committed to the support against homosexuality,” said Uganda’s Anglican archbishop, Stanley Ntagali.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Conservative Anglicans expressed concerns over “backlash” to a new anti-gay law in Uganda, not gays and lesbians who may face prison.