Roman Catholic Diocese of Lugazi

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Diocese of Lugazi
Dioecesis Lugasiensis
Location
Country Uganda
Metropolitan Kampala
Statistics
Area 4,594 km2 (1,774 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,150,000
471,500 (41.0%)
Parishes 21
Schools 130 primary
27 secondary
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Christopher Kakooza
Vicar General Msgr. Richard Kayondo

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lugazi (Latin: Lugasien(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Lugazi in the Ecclesiastical province of Kampala in Uganda.

History[edit]

Current Bishop[edit]

The Right Reverend Christopher Kakooza was born at Nsambya Hospital on 15 November 1952. His parents lived at Lusaze, Kyaddondo County, in the Archdiocese of Kampala. He was ordained priest on 3 June 1983 at St Mbaaga’s Major Seminary, Ggaba as one of the pioneer group of the Seminary and appointed Auxiliary Bishop on 30 January 1999. His Episcopal ordination took place on 17 April 1999 at Rubaga Cathedral. He was appointed as the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lugazi, on 4 November 2014, by Pope Francis, replacing Bishop Matthias Ssekamanya, who retired. He was consecrated as Bishop of the diocese of Lugazi on Saturday 3 January 2015, by Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the Archbishop of Kampala.[1][2]

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Lugazi (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Christopher Kakooza (since 3 January 2015)[1]
    • Bishop Matthias Ssekamanya (23 February 1997 - 3 January 2015)[2]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mayamba, Johnson (5 January 2015). "Lugazi Gets New Bishop". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Bwambale, Taddeo (3 January 2015). "Bishop Kakooza Installed New Head of Lugazi Diocese". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 5 January 2015. 

Coordinates: 00°22′12″N 32°55′40″E / 0.37000°N 32.92778°E / 0.37000; 32.92778