What you need to know about the new Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere
Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere was born on 30th, June 1956 at Kisubi, in present-day Wakiso District in the Buganda region of Uganda.
He attended Kigero Primary School and later was transferred to Kisubi Boys Primary School. He studied at St. Maria Goretti Senior Secondary School Katende, where he completed his O-Level studies.
In 1976, Archbishop Ssemogerere and seven other young men became pioneer students at St Mbaaga Seminary in Ggaba. The school specializes in admitting men who are older to train them as priests without attending minor seminary.
In 1978, the late Cardinal Emmanuel Nsubuga sent Bishop Ssemogerere to the Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States, where he graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in 1982.
On 21st November 1981, while pursuing his Masters degree, he was ordained a deacon by Rembert
George Weakland, the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
On 3rd June, 1983, he was ordained a priest by Cardinal Emmanuel Nsubuga, the then Archbishop of Kampala, where he served in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala, until 4th June 2008 when he was appointed Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kasana-Luweero.
On 23rd, August 2008, he was consecrated as Bishop at Kasana-Luweero by the late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, who was the Archbishop of Kampala, assisted by Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala, Cardinal-Priest of Sant’Ugo, and Cardinal Emeritus of Kampala and Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam, Titular Archbishop of Amantia and Papal Nuncio to Uganda at that time.
On 8th, April 2021, he was appointed Apostolic Administrator of Kampala Archdiocese by Pope Francis after the sudden death of Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who was the Archbishop of Kampala.
On December 9 2021, Bishop Paul Ssemogerere becomes confirmed by the Apostolic
Nunciature to Uganda as the new Archbishop of Kampala archdiocese following his appointment
by Pope Francis.
He becomes the 4th Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese after Archbishop Joseph Kiwanuka, Cardinal Emmanuel Nsubuga Wamala, and Archbishop Kizito Lwanga.