Emmanuel Nsubuga

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Card of his Eminence Emmanuel Nsubuga (Sept. 1984)

Emmanuel Nsubuga
Archbishop Emeritus of Kampala
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed5 August 1966
Term ended8 February 1990
PredecessorVincent Billington
SuccessorEmmanuel Wamala
Other post(s)Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria Nuova (1976-91)
Ordination15 December 1946
Consecration30 October 1966
by Laurean Rugambwa
Created cardinal24 May 1976
by Pope Paul VI
Personal details
Emmanuel Kiwanuka Nsubuga

5 November 1914
Kisule, Uganda
Died20 April 1991(1991-04-20) (aged 76)
Cologne, Germany
Previous post(s)President of the Ugandan Episcopal Conference (1969-75)
MottoMater profer lumen caecis

Emmanuel Kiwanuka Nsubuga (5 November 1914 – 20 April 1991) was a Uganda Catholic prelate who served as the first Archbishop of Kampala from 1966 to 1990 and as a cardinal from 1976 until his death.[1][2] He was an opponent of human rights abuses of the military dictatorship of Idi Amin.[3]

During Amin's rule, Nsubuga spoke against the government's human rights abuses. He also encouraged priests and nuns throughout the country to shelter people fleeing harassment by the army during the civil war that later raged during the Government of Milton Obote.[2]

He was succeeded in 1990 as Archbishop of Kampala by Emmanuel Wamala, who became a cardinal in 1994.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
New diocese
Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala
Succeeded by


  1. ^ "Website of the Archdiocese of Kampala". Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b Cardinal Nsubuga, 76; Uganda Rights Backer, New York Times, 22 April 1991
  3. ^ Profile at catholic-hierarchy.org