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Pope Francis praises Bishop Ssentongo

By Mathias Mazinga

Added 17th December 2019 09:03 AM

The Pope referred to Ssentongo's 22-year episcopal ministry in Moroto as "fruitful and devoted".

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A portrait of Bishop Henry Apaloryamam Ssentongo. Photos by Mathias Mazinga

The Pope referred to Ssentongo's 22-year episcopal ministry in Moroto as "fruitful and devoted".

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Pope Francis has paid tribute to Bishop Henry Apaloryamam Ssentongo, the Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Moroto.  

Ssentongo died at Nsambya Hospital, last week, aged 83.

The Pope referred to Ssentongo's 22-year episcopal ministry in Moroto as "fruitful and devoted".

 ishop amiano iulio  uzzetti of oroto diocese applying incense on ishop sentongos casket Bishop Damiano Giulio Guzzetti of Moroto diocese applying incense on Bishop Ssentongo’s casket

 
Ssentongo also attracted warm tributes from the Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, who referred to him as an exemplary pastor, who had served the Church with great zeal and devotion.


The requiem mass was presided over by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Kampala, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga. Prelates such as Archbishop Luigi Bianco (the Apostolic Nuncio), Bishop Damiano Giulio Guzzette of Moroto and Bishop Filippi Giuseppe of Kotido also graced the function.

Ssentongo was buried at Bukalasa Minor Seminary, in Kalungu district on Monday.

 ishop sentongos relatives during the funeral mass Bishop Ssentongo's relatives during the funeral mass

 he choir of the ampalaresident asaka hristians animating ishop sentongos requiem The choir of the Kampala-resident Masaka Christians animating Bishop Ssentongo's requiem

 

rchbishop wanga and other atholic clerics placing a purple cloth on the casketArchbishop Lwanga and other Catholic clerics covering the casket with a purple cloth
 
ishop amiano uzzetti rchbishop ianco rchibishop wanga and other clerics leaving the cathedral with ishop sentongos casket after the requiem mass Bishop Damiano Guzzetti, Archbishop Bianco, Archibishop Lwanga and other clerics leaving the cathedral with Bishop Ssentongo’s casket after the requiem mass

  

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