KAMPALA —The Bishop Emeritus of Masaka Diocese John Baptist Kaggwa has died on Wednesday evening.
His death has been confirmed by Kitovu Cathedral Parish in a Facebook post.
“Kitalo Nnyo. Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa, Mukama Amuyise. Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa has returned to his Lord. R.I.P,” a short Facebook post has indicated.
Authorities didn’t give details of his death but unofficial sources say, the Bishop Emeritus succumbed to the novel coronavirus.
He has been undergoing treatment at Mulago hospital for the last two weeks battling the virus.
Bishop Kaggwa last year officially retired after the Catholic Church installed Serverus Jjumba as new Bishop for Masaka.
John Baptist Kaggwa (born on 23 March 1943) has been a Roman Catholic prelate who was Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Masaka, where he served as the Ordinary from 10 January 1998 until his retirement on 16 April 2019.
For a period of more than two years, from 19 December 1994 until 10 January 1998, Bishop Kaggwa served as Coadjutor Bishop of Masaka, Uganda.