Pope appoints Rt. Rev. Paul Ssemogerere Apostolic Administrator of Kampala Archdiocese


His Holiness Pope Francis I has appointed Rt. Rev. Paul Ssemogerere of Kasana-Luwero to be the Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Kampala.

Bishop Ssemogerere replaces late Archbishop Lwanga who was buried today at Sacred Heart Church, Rubaga Cathedral in Kampala.

In a Popal condolence message read by the Popal Nuncio in Uganda, Luigi Bianco, the Holy Father appointed Bishop Ssemogerere to be the head of Kampala Archdiocese.

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Speaking at the Requiem Mass at Sacred Heart Rubaga cathedral where the late Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga is slated to be buried, the Papal Nuncio said the Holy See was grateful for Bishop Ssemwogerere and sent its “best wishes to the Archbishop and invite him to collaborate in exercising his responsibility in the service of this Archdiocese of Kampala in this time of a vacant seat,” Papal Nuncio Luigi Bianco announced.

About Bishop Ssemogerere

Semwogerere is the Bishop of Kasana Luwero where the late Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga also served as Bishop before he came to Kampala.

Born on 30th June 1956, at Kisubi in the Archdiocese of Kampala, he was ordained a priest on 3rd June 1983, appointed the second Bishop of Kasana–Luweero on 4th June 2008.

He was ordained a Bishop and installed on 23rd August, 2008 at Kasana-Luweero by Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.

Bishop Ssemogerere now awaits for consecration to officially begin on his pastoral duties. Construction dates still remains not communicated.

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