Pope Francis appoints Bishop Paul Ssemwogerere as new Kampala Archbishop

Paul Ssemwogerere

It was around 1:30pm on the 9th day of December 2021, when the news of the appointment of Rt. Rev. Paul Ssemwogerere as the new Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese started circulating in the catholic circles and media of Uganda. This has come after 8 months since the demise of the former Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.

Bishop Paul Ssemwogerere has been the Bishop of Kasana Luwero diocese since 2006 and also the apostolic administrator of the archdiocese since the death of the late Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga that occurred on the 3rd of April 2021. It’s the second time Bishop Ssemwogerere to succeed the Late Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, first it was in Kasana- Luwero Diocese when the late who was the first Bishop of the diocese since 1996 was appointed Archbishop of Kampala in 2006. Bishop Paul Ssemwogerere first worked in Kampala after his ordination as a priest in 1983 and was elevated to different diocesan offices before he was appointed and ordained a Bishop of Kasana-Luwero. 

What now Christians are waiting for is his installation as the Archbishop but also the appointment of a new Bishop who will succeed him in Kasana-Luwero Diocese whom Christians pray to be either the Archdiocesan Chancellor Rev. Fr. Pius Male, or Msgr Lawrence Ssemusu the leading Chaplin of Makerere University Business School who was also once a second vicar general of the archdiocese.

Biography of Bishop Paul Ssemwogerere:

  • Born 30th-June-1956 in Kisubi, Wakiso District Uganda
  • Completed his O’level in 1976 from St. Maria Goretti Senior Secondary School Katende
  • 1977 with 7 others became pioneer students of St. Mbaaga seminary at Ggaba.
  • 21st-Nov-1981 was ordained a Deacon by Archbishop Rembert George Weakland the then Archbishop of Milwaukee Archdiocese.
  • He graduated with Master of Divinity in 1982 from Saint Francis de Sales Seminary found in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the United States.
  • 3rd-June-1983 was ordained a priest by Cardinal Emmanuel Nsubuga the then Archbishop of Kampala.
  • 4th-June-2008 was appointed second bishop of Kasana-Luwero Diocese
  • 23rd-August-2008 was consecrated as Bishop of Kasan-Luwero by the Late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga assisted by Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala and other cardinals from outside Uganda.
  • 8th-April-2021 was appointed apostolic administrator of Kampala Archdiocese by Pope Francis after the sudden death of Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga and
  • On 9th-December-2021 was appointed Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala

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