Kampala Archdiocese

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Beloved brothers and sisters, I warmly
welcome you to this auspicious celebration
of the 58th World Social Communications
Day. I sincerely convey my gratitude towards the
Priests, religious and the Lay faithful in Wakiso
Vicariate and particularly Gayaza Parish who are
hosting the Archdiocese for this year’s celebration!

I congratulate all social communicators,
journalists, writers, artists and all stakeholders in
the realm of communication upon reaching this
day. I also convey Divine blessings upon the newly
elected social communicators and wish them a
faithful and successful term in their ministry.

World Communications Day was established by Pope Paul VI in 1967 as an annual celebration, on the Sunday before Pentecost. This day encourages us to reflect on the opportunities and challenges that the modern means of social communication (the press, motions pictures, radio, television and the internet) afford the Church to communicate the gospel message of love.

The celebration came in the wake of the Second Vatican Council, which realised it must engage fully with the modern world. This realisation is expressed in the opening statement of the Pastoral Constitution Gaudium et spes on “The Church in the Modern World”, I quote, “The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anguishes of the people of our time, especially of those who are poor or afflicted in any way, are the joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anguishes of the followers of Christ as well.” 

It is my humble request that all social communicators and coordinators engage in a collaborative ministry
without distinction in love, faith and hope. This will guarantee a united, cohesive and integrated Archdiocese in all facets affecting the spiritual, religious and structural life.

This is also a call embedded in the theme of the Archdiocese that is “ We the Baptised let us journey together
in Communion , Participation and Mission, (Eph 4:1-15)

This year Pope Francis, devotes the message for the World Social Communications Day towards the development of systems of artificial intelligence which are radically affecting the world of information and communication, and through it, certain foundations of life in society. These changes affect everyone, not merely professionals in those fields. The rapid spread of astonishing innovations, whose workings and potential are beyond the ability of most of us to understand and appreciate, has proven both exciting and disorienting. This leads inevitably to deeper questions about the nature of human beings, our distinctiveness and the future of the species homo sapiens in the age of artificial intelligence. How can we remain fully human and guide this cultural transformation to serve a good purpose? 

We ought to use technology especially social media in a human way , that is with concern for peoples’ reputation and character, by avoiding defamation of any kind.

The research about ArtificialIntelligence has been highly successful in developing effective techniques for solving a wide range of problems regarding communication and information dissemination by enhancing human capabilities. Artificial intelligence could assist humanity in various fields, but we should guard against the risk of becoming rich in technology and poor in humanity. Over dependence on Artificial Intelligence could erode human dignity and autonomy. It is therefore our sole responsibility to uphold the irreplaceable value of human life and the importance of maintaining human control over Artificial Intelligence systems.

In Conclusion, it is worth noting the benefits and contributions of Artificial intelligence towards a better world but also there is a need to guard against its potential pitfalls. By prioritizing human well-being, upholding ethical principles, and fostering open dialogue, we can develop a way that benefits the whole of humanity.

“The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anguishes of the people of our time, especially of those who are poor or afflicted in any way, are the joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anguishes of the followers of Christ as well.”



Our History

Lubaga Cathedral - Old Archive Photo

The Roman Catholic Church in Uganda is part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome. There are an estimated 13,406,764 million Catholics – about 39.3% of the total population of Uganda. The Roman Catholic Church in Uganda is comprised of four Ecclesiastical Provinces:

  • Kampala Ecclesiastical Province comprised of Kampala Archdiocese and the Dioceses of Kasana-Luweero, Kiyinda-Mityana, Lugazi and Masaka.  
  • Gulu Ecclesiastical Province comprised of Gulu Archdiocese and the Dioceses of Arua, Lira and Nebbi… Read More


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