The Bishop of Kasana Luweero Diocese, Paul Ssemogerere, has been appointed as the immediate caretaker of the Kampala Archdiocese.
The announcement was made by the Pope’s representative to Uganda (Papal Nuncio), Archbishop Bianco Luigi, at the burial ceremony of the Late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga at Rubaga Cathedral.
Bishop Paul Semogerere will be serving as the Apostolic Administrator of Kampala Archdiocese until such a time as a substantive Archbishop is appointed to take on the reigns. As an Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Semogerere will serve in their role until a newly chosen diocesan bishop takes possession of the diocese. He is governed in service by canon law in what he will be doing as the temporary administrator. The Canon Law 371 says that an apostolic administration is a certain portion of the people of God, which is not erected as a Diocese by the Supreme Pontiff due to special and particularly grave reasons.
Regardless, Bishop Semogerere will stay the Bishop of the Kasana Luwero diocese.
The Pope, in his message delivered by the Papal Nuncio, commiserated with the Catholic community and the nation at large on the loss of a great leader like Dr. Lwanga.
Dr. Lwanga succumbed to Ischemic heart disease following coronary heart thrombosis and was found dead last Saturday, a day after he had led the Christian faithful in commemorating the way of the cross.