Pope Francis names Bishop Semwogerere overseer Kampala Archdiocese

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Bishop Paul Ssemwogerere appointed caretaker administrator Kampala Archdiocese; Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Kasana Luwero, Paul Semwogerere, as the interim Apostolic Administrator of Kampala Archdiocese, until a substantive Archbishop is appointed.

The Pope’s appointment was communicated by the Pope’s representative to Uganda -Papal Nuncio Archbishop Bianco Luigi at the burial ceremony of the Late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga at Rubaga Cathedral on Thursday.

In his message, Pope Francis consoled the Catholic Church in Uganda and the world for the loss of “a great and committed shepherd” like Dr Lwanga.

The chairperson of the episcopal conference Bishop Anthony Zziwa however clarified that the appointment of Bishop Ssemwogerere doesn’t have any effect on his role as the ordinary of Kasana Luwero.

Instead, Bp Ssemwogerere will oversee the diocese in the name of Pope Francis and coordinate the day to day work of the Archdiocese until the Pope names the new Archbishop.

Dr Lwanga succumbed to Ischemic heart disease following coronary heart thrombosis last week. He was found dead in his room.

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