Nsubuga, notes if the appointment is to take this direction, the Papal Nuncio, the Pope’s representative, opens consultation consults with various people for the names of qualified individuals. “they would be wide consultations in that matter,” Nsubuga added. “The process involves high-level confidentiality to avoid lobbying, undue pressure on those involved or those being considered, and unnecessary jealousies,” he adds.
The former Auxiliary Bishop Lambert Bainomugisha was appointed by Pope Francis as the fifth Archbishop of Mbarara Archdiocese on April 25, 2020. He replaces the Most Rev. Paul Bakyenga who is resigning from the pastoral care of the archdiocese upon clocking the canonical age limit of 75 years.
The Director of the Social Communications Department of Kampala Archdiocese, Fr Joseph Mukasa Nkeera, has since confirmed the development revealing that the directives were issued during a high-level meeting with the clergy and senior executive committees of parishes at Rubaga Cathedral in Kampala this Saturday.
Bishop Kaziimba, who has been at the helm of Mityana Diocese for the last 11-years says that both the laity and clergy have focused more on personal battles, creating cliques within the Church, and fighting each other than spreading the Gospel. He says that in the end, several activities in the Diocese have been affected.
According to the Provincial Secretary, Rev. Canon Captain William Ongeng, the pilgrimage will start on Jan 29, 2020, and end on Feb 14. Canon Ongeng says that the pilgrims will among other things retrace the footsteps of the last journey of Archbishop Luwum.