Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Paul Semwogerere of Kasana Luwero to serve as the acting Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese as the church plans on appointing a new Archbishop to replace fallen Cleric, Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
The Pope’s message was relayed by His representative to Uganda, Archbishop Bianco Luigi during the burial of Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who was laid to rest at Rubaga Cathedral.
Herein, he consoles not only the Catholic Church but the world at large upon the loss of the deceased Archbishop Cyprian Kizito whom he described as a greatly committed servant of the Lord.
Bishop Paul Semwogerere is expected to play both the role of acting Archbishop as well as Bishop of Kasana Luwero as clarified by Bishop Anthony Zziwa, the chairperson of the episcopal conference. As Archbishop, everything he does will be done in the name of the Pope basing on Canon law 371.
Such shall be the situation until Pope Francis appoints someone to take the place the late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga succumbed to ischemic heart disease and although the Church is trying hard to find replacement for him, the common fear is that no one may befit enough to step in his shoes as he was an exceptional leader.