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Uganda: New bishop for the Diocese of Kasese



Pope Francis on Tuesday (15.04) accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Kasese in Uganda presented by Bishop Egidio Nkaijanabwo. The bishop resigned upon having reached the age limit set by the Code of Canon Law for holding that office.
Meanwhile, Pope Francis has named the Rector of St. Paul’s National Seminary Kinyamasika at Fort Portal, Fr. Acquirino Francis Kibira as the new bishop of Kasese Diocese.
The bishop-elect was born on 16 April 1958. He was ordained a priest on 23 September 1984 and incardinated in his home diocese of Fort Portal.
The Diocese of Kasese was created in 1989 and is the Archdiocese Mbarara in Western Uganda. It has a population 610,000, of which over 290.000 are Catholics.
The diocese has 16 parishes, served by 37 diocesan and 2 religious priests, alongside 31 religious brothers, 35 sisters and 49 seminarians.




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