By Jjunju Francis
26th Oct 2023
Masaka Diocese has announced the conferment of papal knighthood awards to Three Christians for their distinguished service to the Catholic Church and its mission apostolate.
During the confirmation mass for at least 80 pupils and students of Bright Grammar Primary school and St. Charles Lwanga SS Kasasa at Kitovu Cathedral Masaka, Bishop Serverus Jjumba, announced the three including two gentlemen and a gentle lady who have been honoured with the Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Gregory.
The Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great was established on 1 September 1831, by Pope Gregory XVI, seven months after his election as Pope is one of five orders of knighthood awarded directly by the Pope as the supreme pontiff and head of the Catholic Church.
The new papal knights and a dame include; Joseph Luswata head of catechists in Masaka diocese, Richard Muwanga Kivumbi from Nkoni Parish and Getrude Nabukeera from Bumangi Parish.
This special order is awarded after the ordinary of the diocese sends names of the candidates inviting the Holy See to recognize and reward them for their activeness in the apostolate.
Bishop Jjumba will have to announce when the new knights and dame will be vested and inaugurated into the order.
The New Papal Knight Catechist Luswata also spoke to our reporter.