Pope names Rev Severus Masaka bishop

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Rev. Msgr. Severus Jjumba

Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Msgr. Severus Jjumba as the new Bishop for Masaka diocese.

Jjumba’s new position was announced Tuesday April 16. He has been serving as the Vicar General for Masaka Diocese.

He replaces His Lordship Rt. Rev. John Baptist Kaggwa who resigned recently.

“I have the honour and joy to inform you that the Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Msgr. Serverus Jjumba, as the new Bishop of Masaka, with accepting the resignation of his Lordship Rt. Rev. John Baptist Kaggwa, upon having reached the age limit,” wrote Archbishop Luigi Bianco, the new Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda.

He said Bishop Kaggwa will remain as the apostolic administrator of Masaka diocese until the day of the canonical possession by the new bishop.

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