Message of Pope Francis for the 53rd World Communications Day

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« “We are members one of another” (Eph 4,25). From social network communities to the human community » Dear Brothers and Sisters, Ever since the internet first became available, the Church has always sought to promote its use in the service of the encounter between persons, and of solidarity among all. With this Message I […]

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Priestly and Deaconate Ordinations 2015

The year 2015 was a blessing to Fort Portal Diocese. We had five Deacons and three priests ordained. On 4th July 2015, the Ordinary of the diocese ordained one deacon and two priests at Wekomiire parish. They are: Rev Fr. Bernard Kwebiiha, virika Parish Rev Fr, Robert Businge a born of Butiiti parish Deacon Thomas […]

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Fare thee well Bishop Paul L. Kalanda Akiiki!

We have lost a great Bishop who will always remain in our memory, who made very significant contribution in the history of our Diocese during the 12 years he was bishop of Fort Portal. Bishop Kalanda was a Pastor, a great evangelizer, an educator and a very good administrator. Among the things Bishop Kalanda will […]

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St. Mary’s Seminary

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St. Mary’s is a minor seminary of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Portal and is situated at Virika hill, along Fort Portal-Kasese Road approximately three kilometers from Fort Portal town in Western Uganda. This seminary started in 1964 with 21 students for the sole purpose of grooming young boys and recruiting them for the major […]

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Only God Knows the future of Holy Cross Sisters

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It is imperative that the church today is equipped with strength which enables it to adequately confront the world of this generation with not just confidence but also adequate Education and competitive skills development. Thanks to the Holy Cross. The foundation of the family of Holy Cross in Uganda began in 1958 when the Holy […]

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St Matia Mulumba Kasule Catholic Parish

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LOCATION It is located in Kegegwa District, 126 Km from the Diocesan Headquarters using the Fort Portal Kampala Road then branch off from Nabingoola centre 5 km inside. YEAR OF FOUNDATION The Parish was curved out of wekomiire Parish and was officially opened on 15th August 2013 by Rt. Rev. Robert Muhiirwa, Bishop of Fort […]

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Bugombwa Parish photos

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Secondary Schools

Leo’s College P.O Box 24, Fort Portal, Tel: 0483-4-22080 Maria Goretti S.S.S P.O Box 169, Fort Portal, Tel: 0483-4-22529 Stella Maris S.S.S P.O Box 256, Ibanda Joseph’s High School, Kyembogo C/O P.O Box 46, Fort Portal Kyarusozi S.S.S C/O P.O Box 214, Fort Portal Mary’s, Simbya S.S.S P.O Box 1131, Bundibugyo Nyabweya S.S.S C/o P.O. […]

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Looking at Fort Portal Diocese in perspective

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The HOLY CROSS FATHERS under His Lordship, Bishop VINCENT JOSEPH McCAULEY, took over from the WHITE FATHERS (Missionaries of Africa) and started FORT PORTAL DIOCESE in 1961. Their coming coincided with Uganda’s political changes which led to her political independence in 1962. These Missionaries worked with all the confidence and enthusiasm as though they were […]

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Holy Family Virika Hospital

Introduction Holy Family Virika Hospital is a Private Not-For-Profit (PNFP) hospital owned by the Catholic Diocese of Fort-Portal, and is located 2 km away from Fort-Portal town, on the Fort-Portal Kasese road, in Kabarole District, Western Uganda. It has a bed Capacity of 155, and provides services to patients not only from Kabarole District, but […]

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