BREAKING EXCLUSIVE! Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Paul Ssemogerere new Archbishop of Kampala
Rt Rev Paul Ssemogerere, who has been serving as the Bishop of Kasana-Luwero and apostolic Administrator of Kampala, takes over after the death of His Grace Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga in April 2021.
His appointment was announced today at Rubaga Cathedral in a press conference by Luigi Bianco, the apostolic nuncio.
Born on 30 June 1956 at Kisubi in Wakiso district, Paul Ssemogerere attended Kigero primary school before joining Kisubi boys primary school.
He later joined St. Maria Goretti Senior Secondary School Katende in Wakiso district for his 0-level and in 1976, he became one of the pioneer students at St Mbaaga Seminary at Ggaba.
In 1978, he was sent by Cardinal Emmanuel Nsubuga 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 in 1983 and served as a priest in the Kampala Archdiocese until 2008 when he was appointed Bishop.
Later that year, he was consecrated as bishop for Kasana-Luweero by Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.