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20 Ugandan priests go into schism

Catholic World News - January 04, 2010

Claiming over 10,000 followers, between 20 and 25 priests in Uganda have gone into schism and registered as the Catholic Apostolic National Church. The group, which has dispensed with the discipline of clerical celibacy, has ties to the Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church, a sect started by the late excommunicated Bishop Carlos Duarte Costa.

Denouncing leaders of the new schism as “false prophets,” Ugandan Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala said that “they come putting on sheep’s clothes, but inwardly they are wolves who want to snatch the good values in the Church.”

44% of Uganda’s 28.3 million residents are Catholic.

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  • Posted by: Yvonne - Jan. 05, 2010 12:36 PM ET USA

    So sorry about any schism. But the one thing that is not so hypocritical as with so many others (as I understand in Afica and South America) is they will make celibacy optional. Is concubinage in these countries as blatant as I read about? Let the Roman Chruch be real! let celibacy be optional.

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