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Bishop encourages viewers to participate in daily Mass on RTÉ

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Archdiocese to livestream display Shroud of Turin on Holy Saturday

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Uganda investigates whereabouts of vehicles used in 2015 papal visit

Authorities in Uganda are investigating the whereabouts and the cost of the special vehicles used to transport Pope Francis during his 2015 visit to the country.

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament quizzed officials from the office of President Yoweri Museveni about the vehicles last week.

The investigation stems from queries raised by the country’s auditor general in a report of finances covering the 2015-2016 period.

Members of parliament were irked to learn that the two vehicles, a Kia Soul hatchback and a Mitsubishi L200 pickup truck, which were purchased at $35,940 (£27,592) and $50,631 (£38,871), respectively, went missing at the time of the audit.

“We want an explanation about the inflated cost of the vehicles,” said Gerald Karuhanga, a member of parliament. “We are also interested in knowing where the vehicles are at the moment.”

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Picture: Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives in a Mitsubishi L200 pickup truck for a meeting with young people in 2015 at the Kololo airstrip in Kampala, Uganda. (CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini, Reuters).

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Bishop encourages viewers to participate in daily Mass on RTÉ

The Bishop of Raphoe has encouraged viewers to participate in daily Mass broadcast by RTÉ. His call came as recent figures showed that daily Mass broadcast by RTÉ had an average television audience of 34,600. The broadcast is a response to the Covid-19 related...

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With people forced to stay home, even during Holy Week, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Archbishop of Turin has announced a special online exposition of the Shroud of Turin, which many believe is the burial cloth of Jesus. On Holy Saturday, 11th April, as...