By Our Reporter
Almost nine months since the death of Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, Pope Francis VI has appointed Bishop Paul Ssemogerere as the new Archbishop of Kampala Diocese.
Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga succumbed to ischemic heart disease according to a postmortem report by Mulago National referral hospital.
Before his appointment, the 64 year old has been serving as the administrator of the Kampala Diocese since the death of Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who died in April 2021
Previously, before his consecration as Bishop of Kasana-Luwero, he was the parish priest of Christ the King church in Kampala.
Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere was born on June, 30, 1956 at Kisubi in Buganda.
He went to Kigero Primary School before transferring to Kisubi Boys Primary School. He completed his O- level studies at St. Maria Goretti Senior Secondary School Katende.
He is one of the pioneer students at St Mbaaga Seminary at Ggaba and his class of seminary was the first to specialize in admitting men to train as priests when they are older than usual, and without attending minor seminary.
He was ordained a priest on 3 June 1983 at Kampala, by Cardinal Emmanuel Nsubuga, Archbishop of Kampala. He served as a priest in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala, until 4 June 2008
Ssemogerere was appointed bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kasana-Luweero, on 4 June 2008. He was consecrated as bishop on 23 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.