NEW ARCHBISHOP OF KAMPALA NAMED
The Holy Father has today Saturday August 19th , 2006 elected and named Rt.
Rev. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the Bishop of Kasana-Luweero as the new
Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese.
Archbishop elect Cyprian Kizito Lwanga was born at Naggalama in Mukono
district formerly the archdiocese of Kampala (now Diocese of Lugazi) on
January 19th 1953.
His late father Joseph Nsubuga Wamala was a catechist and he died in 1983.
His mother is still living. He has four brothers and four sisters.
He attended Kyabakadde primary school and in 1964 he joined Nyenga Minor
seminary. He thereafter entered the National Major Seminary of Philosophy of
Katigondo 1972-1974 and in 1974-1978, he studied Theology at the National
Major Seminary of Ggaba.
He was ordained a priest on April 9th 1978 by the late Cardinal Emmanuel
Nsubuga of the Archdiocese of Kampala.
In 1979, he joined the University of Clermont-Ferrand (France) to study a
course in administration and languages, with particular focus on
He was appointed Chaplain of His Holiness in 1986. In 1994 he was awarded
with a Doctorate in Canon Law of the Pontifical Urban University in Rome.
In the twenty-eight years of his apostolate, Archbishop elect has assumed a
number of responsibilities.
1978: He was the personal Secretary of the Archbishop of Kampala, Cardinal
1979-1981: He was a student at Clermont-Ferrand (France).
1981-1984: He was the Vice-Chancellor and Curate of Nabbingo Parish.
1984-1990: He was the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Kampala.
1985: He was the Executive Secretary of the National Committee for
the celebrationsof the Centenary of the Uganda Martyrs of Uganda.
1986-1988: He was the Administrator of Ndeeba Parish in the archdiocese of
1988-1990: He was the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Kampala.
1990-1994: He was a student in Rome.
1995-1996: He became the Personal Secretary to Cardinal Wamala, Archbishop
of Kampala and President/founder of the 'Cooperative for development," as
well as a professor of Canon Law at Ggaba Major National Seminary and at St.
Mbaaga Archdiocesan Major Seminary.
1997-2006: He was named, consecrated and installed as the first bishop of
the newly created diocese of Kasana-Luweero.
2001-2006: Archbishop elect is a member of the Executive Committee of Uganda
Joint Christian Council (UJCC) and Chairman of the Finance and
Administrative Committee of UJCC.
In July 2006, he was elected President of Caritas Africa with the
headquarters in Lome-Togo.
(Uganda Catholic Secretariat)