Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Paul Ssemogerere of Kasana-Luwero Diocese as the Apostolic Administrator for Kampala Archdiocese following the death of Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
This was announced by Liugi Bianco, the pope Nuncio to Uganda
Dr. Lwanga who was buried at Rubaga Cathedral today died of heart illness on Saturday last week.
Ssemwogerere’s brief Background
Bishop Ssemogerere was born on June 30, 1956.
He is a Roman Catholic prelate who is also the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kasana-Luweero, in Uganda where he was appointed Bishop of Kasana-Luweero on June 4, 2008, to replace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who had been elevated to Archbishop.
He was ordained a priest on June 3 June 1983 and consecrated Bishop on August 23, 2008 by Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
He attended Kigero Primary School before transferring to Kisubi Boys Primary School and then studied at St. Maria Goretti Senior Secondary School Katende, where he completed his O-Level studies.
In 1976, Ssemogerere and seven other young men became pioneer students at St Mbaaga Seminary at Ggaba, this was the first class of this seminary, which specializes in admitting men to train as priests when they are older than usual, and without attending minor Seminary.
In 1978, the late Cardinal Emmanuel Kiwanuka Nsubuga sent Ssemogerere to the Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States, where he graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in 1982.
On 21th November 1981, he was ordained a deacon by Archbishop Rembert George Weakland, the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
He was ordained a Priest on 3rd June 1983 at Kampala, by Cardinal Emmanuel Nsubuga, Archbishop of Kampala and he served as a priest in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala, at Christ the King in Kampala until 4th June 2008 when he was appointed Bishop.
He was appointed Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kasana-Luweero, on 4th June 2008 and was consecrated as Bishop on 23rd August 2008 at Kasana-Luweero by Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, Archbishop of Kampala, assisted by Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala, Cardinal-Priest of Sant’Ugo, and Cardinal Emeritus of Kampala and Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam, Titular Archbishop of Amantia and Papal Nuncio to Uganda at that time.