Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Paul Ssemwogerere as Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese.

Following the death of former Archdiocese Cyprian Kizito Lwanga at the beginning of April this year, Ssemogerere was tasked by the Pope’s representative to Uganda, (Papal Nuncio) Archbishop Bianco Luigi to oversee the Archdiocese as its Apostolic Administrator until a substantive Archbishop is appointed.

Ssemogerere has now been been confirmed as the substantive Archbishop.

Bishop Paul Ssemogerere was born on 30 June 1956 at Kisubi, in present-day Wakiso District.

He attended Kigero Primary School before transferring to Kisubi Boys’ Primary School. He then studied at St. Maria Goretti Senior Secondary School Katende, where he completed his O-Level studies.

In 1976, Bp. 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 21 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 3 June 1983 at Kampala, by Cardinal Emmanuel Nsubuga. He served as a priest in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala, until 4 June 2008.

He was then appointed Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kasana-Luweero, on 4 June 2008.

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  1. We are glad to get him as the Archbishop , may his work be successful with the help of the Holy Spirit..

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