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HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF

RADIO MARIA UGANDA

Radio Maria Uganda is not different from the rest of other radio Maria stations around the world and it is under one Umbrella of World Family Association.

It was first established in Mbarara Archdiocese as a parish radio by Fr. Bashorbwa in 1996. However, later on, Fr. John Scalabarini began its extension program country wide and on 1st May 2001, Radio Maria Uganda began to operate in Kampala archdiocese, at Mutungo- Luzira as Headquarters, with Branches in Mbarara (105.4 FM), Mbale (101.8FM), Gulu (105.7 FM), and Fort Portal (104.6 FM).

Our mission is to become a “Christian Voice” in the homes of all people, especially the marginalized and downcast ones, through its religious and human promotion programs. Radio Maria aims at bringing the Gospel of Christ, the Savior of the World, to all people, wherever they may be and in whatever state of human life. Hence, to have a deeper evangelization as demanded by the Church of the Third Millennium, (Duc in altum).

Talking about the objectives of the station, they too lie as follows:

• To spread evangelical message through radio programs in line with the doctrine and pastoral needs of the local church.
• To awaken faith in Christ and call to conversion of our generation through prayer and catechetical instructions.
• To revive the spirit of prayer in the hearts of men and women and in the families.
• To promote human values that are necessary in achieving mutual love, respect of human dignity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence in the society.
• To provide a forum for the marginalized to express themselves.
• To respond to the Church’s call and commitment to use the typical mediums of our times to bring the Gospel of Christ to all people, (Vatican II, IM 2 & 13).

Our programs follow the structures created by the World Family of Radio Maria. Programs are designed to enable listeners to have daily opportunities to take part in the Church's life of prayer throughout the day creating their own pattern of work, prayer, instructions and news. These include the Canonical Hours, the Eucharist, traditional Christian prayers and prayers for the intention of the listeners. It includes instruction in the faith which is clear and intelligible to the listeners and which allows time afterwards for listeners question and comments.

Over the years Radio Maria Uganda has undergone successful development extension. More branches in Nebbi (90.5 FM), Hoima (90.7 FM), Masaka (94.0 FM), and Lira (91.2 FM) have been open up. Presently, some good Samaritans inItalyare also raising fund for Radio Maria Uganda Project to have another branch installed in Moroto, depending on the availability of the fund raised.

 The station has also achieved success and popularity among the people of Uganda. Today it has been able to reach even the remote places in the country where the people had no concept about it.

 

 

 

 

 

Special events

 WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016

The World Youth Day celebrations were held from 25th July - 31st July 2016 in Krakow Poland which was very colourfully celebrated.The next World Youth Day celebrations will be held in 2019 in Parnama.

 AFRICA MARIATHON CONGRESS 2016

Radio Maria African Continent held a continental congress in the month of March in preparations of the great Mariathon  May 2016.

And it was then that they decided all Countries to raise as much money as possible during this year's Mariathon enough for self sustainability.

 Radio Maria Uganda in this great  Month of April continues  to pray for peace with the Situation in Burundi. The Rosary is every week on Mondays and  Fridays 8PM East African Time. Please join us to pray for Peace in Burundi and in the rest of the World.

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