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Bishops elect new leaders

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th June 2006 03:00 AM

CATHOLIC Bishops in Uganda have voted in new office bearers for the Uganda Episcopal conference (UEC) and various other commissions and departments. Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala remains the Patron.

CATHOLIC Bishops in Uganda have voted in new office bearers for the Uganda Episcopal conference (UEC) and various other commissions and departments. Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala remains the Patron.

By Josephine Maseruka

CATHOLIC Bishops in Uganda have voted in new office bearers for the Uganda Episcopal conference (UEC) and various other commissions and departments. Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala remains the Patron.

The Bishop of Lugazi, Matthias Ssekamanya, heads the UEC and automatically becomes the new Chancellor of the Uganda Martyrs’ University, Nkozi, replacing Mbarara Archbishop Paul Bakyenga.

Bakyenga remains the chairman of the AMECEA, an association of Catholic bishops from east, central and western Africa. Bakyenga is also the vice-chairman of the Social Communications commission, chaired by Bishop Joseph Willigers of Jinja.

The Bishop of Arua, Frederick Drandua, is the UEC vice-chairman, while members are : John Baptist Ondama, Joseph Willigers, Egidio Nkaijanabwo, Joseph Anthony Zziwa, Cyprian Kizito Lwanga and Msgr. Dr. Francis Ndamira as acting secretary general.

The recently concluded UEC plenary appointed new heads for the five national institutions; the Uganda Catholic Social Training Centre, headed by Bishop Zziwa, Fr. Simon Kyambadde becomes the Director of St. Augustine’s Institute at Nsambya.

Others are Bishops Robert Gay and Christopher Kakooza, who become the Liaison officers for AMSRIU while its Interservice (board) is chaired by Bishop Willigers.

UMU Nkozi also has Bishops Joseph Zziwa as chairman of the university’s governing council while JB Kaggwa and Lambert Bainomugisha are representatives of the bishops.

Commissions and departments include finance, headed by Willigers, pastoral, liturgical, lay apostolate, justice and peace, education, Caritas-Uganda and the Catholic Medical commission.

Bishops elect new leaders

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