BREAKING! Pope Francis appoints Bishop Ssemogerere to take care of Kampala Archdiocese
KAMPALA — Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Paul Ssemogerere of Kassana-Luweero Diocese as the Apostolic Administrator of Kampala Archdiocese.
The appointment was announced on Thursday, April 8 by the Papal Nuncio Archbishop Luigi Bianco during the official burial ceremony of Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who died on April 3.
The Apostolic Administrator, will take care of the Archdiocese until a new substantive Archbishop is named.
Archbishop Bianco said on Thursday that the Vatican was grateful for Bishop Ssemwogerere and sent its “best wishes to the bishop and invite him to collaborate in exercising his responsibility in the service of this Archdiocese of Kampala in this time of a vacant seat.”
Dr. Lwanga, who has been Archbishop of Kampala since August 2006 died of a clot in the heart.
Bishop Ssemogerere, a former Parish Priest of Christ the King Parish in Kampala is a popular choice in the Archdiocese.
Ssemwogerere remains the substantive Bishop of Kassana-Luweero where the late Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga also served as Bishop before he was elevated to become Archbishop of Kampala.
Bishop Ssemogerere was 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 Kassana-Luweero by Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.