Kampala, 08 April, 2021 / 10:15 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Uganda’s Kasana-Luweero Diocese as the Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Kampala, which fell vacant following the death of Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga on April 3.
The Apostolic Nuncio in Uganda announced the appointment of Bishop Paul Ssemogerere as Apostolic Administrator of Kampala on Thursday, April 8 during Archbishop Kizito Lwanga’s Funeral Mass.
“The Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples in the name of His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed His Lordship Paul Ssemogerere, Bishop of the Diocese of Kasana-Luweero as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Kampala,” the representative the Holy Father in Uganda, Archbishop Luigi Bianco, said during the Eucharistic celebration held at the Sacred Heart Lubaga Cathedral of Kampala Archdiocese.
The Holy See sent its “best wishes to the Bishop and invite him to collaborate in exercising of his responsibility in the service of this Archdiocese of Kampala in this time of a vacant seat,” Archbishop Bianco added.
Born in June 1956 in Kisubi in the Archdiocese of Kampala, Bishop Ssemogerere was ordained a Priest for the same ecclesiastical see in June 1983.