Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni committed 1Billion Schillings to the Beatification of Fr Dr Joseph Ambrosoli on Wednesday 28th September 2022.
According to Uganda Catholics Online, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has assured the Catholic Church of the government’s support towards the beatification ceremony of Fr Dr. Giuseppe Ambrosoli, a Roman Catholic priest under the Comboni Missionaries Society, who died 35 years ago.
The President made the assurance on Wednesday during a meeting with a delegation from Gulu Archdiocese led by Archbishop John Baptist Odama at State House, Entebbe who came to brief him about the upcoming ceremony that will be taking place for the first time in Uganda.
Present during the meeting was the Chief Justice of Uganda Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, Minister of Justice and constitution Affairs, Hon Norbert Mao, among others.
Born in 1923 on 25th of July in Italy. Fr Dr Joseph Ambrozoli was ordained a priest of the Comboni Missionary(MCCJ) in 1951. In 1955, he came to Uganda and was sent to Gulu Arch diocese at Kalongo dispensary, the health facility he transformed and spent almost 36 years serving the people there.
After his well-lived dedicated life of service in the ministry, Fr Dr Joseph Ambrozoli died on 27th March 1987 in Ngetta, in the current Lira diocese.
The term Beatification is raising a person who has been a “Servant of God” to the level of Blessed, one step before being raised to Sainthood.
The event that is set to take place at Kalongo on 20th November 2022, is expected to attract many people in their different categories who will congregate to grace and witness the beatification of Fr Dr Joseph Ambrozoli who was known and made famous because of his dedicated life and service to the people of God not only from Uganda but also from the neighbouring countries in East Africa and beyond.
The Kalongo Times is a news publication which celebrates progress and development in Kalongo town and the wider Deaconry (formally Kalongo Mission). The Deaconry encompasses present-day Agago, part of Pader, part of Kitgum and part of Abim.