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Today's news in pictures - Wednesday, February 26

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Added 26th February 2020 10:58 AM

Today is Ash Wednesday. Christian faithful in different parts of the country have gathered to mark the first day of the Lenten season.

Today's news in pictures - Wednesday, February 26

Today is Ash Wednesday. Christian faithful in different parts of the country have gathered to mark the first day of the Lenten season.

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KAMPALA - Today news around you and far from you in striking pictures. From politics to every other news making headlines.
 
Today is Ash Wednesday. Christian faithful in different parts of the country have gathered to mark the first day of the Lenten season.

Ash Wednesday opens the lent period, a season of fasting and prayer.  It takes place 46 days before EasterSunday.

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Ash Wednesday in Mityana

 
Hundreds of Christians gathered at St. Noa's Cathedral Kiyinda in Mitayana diocese to attend the Ash Wednesday mass.

 
The Bishop of the Diocese Rt Rev Dr. Joseph Zziwa led the mass. He asked the Christians to use the lent season to strengthen their faith.

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Ash Wednesday at Christ the King Church (Photo credit Eddie Ssejoba)

 
Msgr Joseph Mugambe,92,  assistant parish priest serving holy Eucharist to Christians at Christ the King Church Kampala during Ash Wednesday mass.

 

 

 

 

 
Fr. Mathias Nteza, youth chaplain Christ the King Church parish serving holy Eucharist.to Christians at Christ the King Church.

 

 

 

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Ash Wednesday in Mbarara

Christians from Uganda Martyrs parish in Mbarara joined the rest of the World to start the lenten day which begins with Ash Wednesday. ( Photo credit Adolf Ayoreka)

 

Fr Didus Kasapuri the parish priest and main celebrant asked the congregation to use this lent period to reflect on what they want Jesus to do for them before Easter.

 
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Telecom companies in Parliament


Telecom companies MTN, Airtel and UTL today have appeared before the Parliament's finance committee to submit their input on the national payment systems bill (2019).

(Photos by Timothy Murungi)

 

 

 
According to MTN CEO, Wim Vanhelleputte, the company has sh 4.7bn on dormant mobile money accounts that have not been operative for more than a year. "The figures are from the latest compilations as of January 2020," Vanhelleputte said.



What happens to your mobile money when you die? The committee members asked.

 

 

 
The telecoms said they handle the situation just like the banks. They added that one has to present letters of administration from the court or a will that you are the trustee or beneficiary.

 

 

 

 

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Kaziimba grand entry to st. Paul's Cathedral (Photo credit Alfred Ochwo)

The archbishop-elect Rt. Rev. Dr Steven Kaziimba, started his grand entry to St. Paul's Cathedral, Namirembe today at Nankulabye roundabout. The walk was led by the Church of Uganda's band.

 

 

As the band played Christian praise songs, he waved at onlookers including boda boda riders who were waiting for him.

 

 

 
Upon reaching the cathedral, he first took pictures with the leadership of the church and thereafter went in for the thanksgiving service that was led by the Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira, the cathedral's Bishop. (Photo credit  Betty Amamuirori)

 

 

 

 

 

In his summon Kityo told the new archbishop-elect to remain steadfast in his faith, noting that the will of God cannot lead him to a place where the grace of God cannot sustain him.

 

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Police seal off-road

Police today sealed off the road heading to Mulago City Mortuary in a bid to block the People Power leaders and supporters. They had come to pick the body of Daniel Kyeyune who was allegedly shot dead in Nasana yesterday.

 

  

Other politicians who subscribe to People Power including; Mp Latif Ssebaggala, Sulaiman Kidandala, Deo Sennyonyi, were also been blocked from accessing the mortuary.

 

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