Russian Church publishes prayer book in Acholi language (Uganda, South Sudan)

Uganda, October 19, 2023

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A new Orthodox prayer book has been published in the Acholi language, spoken in South Sudan and northern Uganda.

The books were delivered to priests of the Northern Deanery of Uganda of the Russian Orthodox Church’s African Exarchate by the chairman of the its Missionary Department, Fr. George Maximox, the Exarchate reports.

The Acholi were estimated at 2.3 million people in 2000. According to a 2002 census in Uganda, 72.3% of them are Catholics, 23.6% Anglicans, 1.7% Pentecostals, and 0.8% Muslims.

Prayer books were previously published in the Tiv (Nigeria), Kirundi (Burundi), Swahili, and Malagasy (Madagascar) languages.

A prayer book and the order of the Divine Liturgy in the Teso language of eastern Uganda is currently being edited and prepared for publication.

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