By; Jjunju Francis
06th June 2021
Papal Knights and Dames have today paid a courtesy visit to His Eminence Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala at his residence in Nsambya Kampala and also to share with him the honour they received.
The Eight new papal knights and dames include; Theresa Mbire, the senior advisor to the President representing the Laity Catholics, Immaculate Mary Nansubuga who served the church as a leader for years and Regina Yiga head of good Samaritans in Kampala Archdiocese.
Others are; Emmanuel Katongole, the Executive chairman of Cipla Quality Chemical Industries, Mr. Joseph Yiga, Chairperson and Managing Director steel and tube, Professor Peter Kasenene, Theology, and religious studies educator, Anthony Matega, the National Vice Chairperson of Laity, and Dr Stanislaus Kasozi Mulindwa, the Director Programs and Students Affairs at Uganda Management Institute.
Cardinal Wamala expressed gratitude for such an achievement as the Papal Knights and Dames saying it’s a mark of appreciating their contribution with humility which should not be taken for granted nor forgetting that they are role models and needed to assist in all areas more than before.
Like Jesus told the disciples that whoever wants to lead he or she should not think of power but to humble and serve others, it should be their vision now and always.
Cardinal Wamala also thanked the late Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who forwarded their names to Rome and the Apostolic Administrator of Kampala Archdiocese Bishop Paul Ssemogerere who decorated them on the Pentecost Sunday at Lubaga Cathedral.
The visit to the cardinal was coordinated by Anthony Matega who pledged on behalf of the rest before the Cardinal that they are committed to service above self for the Catholic Church and all peoples.
Each Knight and Dame moved a vote of thanks to the Cardinal appreciating him for his prayers, guidance and support in their life time when he was still the Archbishop of Kampala that he made them what they are now. They made a humble donation to his residence.
Cardinal Wamala 94, was (born 15 December 1926) , ordained a priest , on 21 December 1957, appointed Bishop of Kiyinda Mityana in 1981, then appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Kampala in 1988 and succeeded late Cardinal Kiwanuka Nsubuga in 1990 as Archbishop of Kampala where he served until he resigned on 30 September 2006.