By Charles Katabalwa
9th Dec 2021
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Paul Ssemogerere of Kasana-Luweero diocese the new Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese.
The Papal Nuncio to Uganda, Archbishop Luigi Bianco announced the appointment of Bishop Ssemogerere this Thursday afternoon at Lubaga.
The Office of the Kampala Archbishop fell vacant on April 3rd, 2021, after the death of Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
Ssemogerere was born on June 30th 1956 at Kisubi in the present-day Wakiso District.
He attended Kigero Primary School before transferring to Kisubi Boys Primary School and later joined St. Maria Goretti Senior Secondary School Katende, where he completed his O-Level studies.
In 1976, Ssemogerere and seven other young men became pioneer students of St. Mbaaga Seminary at Ggaba.
This was the first class of this seminary, which specializes in training men as priests when they are older and without attending minor seminary.
In 1978, the late Emmanuel Cardinal Kiwanuka Nsubuga sent Ssemogerere 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 November 21, 1981, he was ordained a deacon by Archbishop Rembert George Weakland, the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee in the United States- US.
Shortly after his announcement, Archbishop Ssemogerere pledged to remain a good and simple priest and also asked the Clergy, religious and the laity to continuously pray for him on this new journey as he does for them.