Catholic Diocese on Tuesday celebrated 60 years of priesthood of the Rt. Rev. Bishop Emeritus Egidio Nkaijanabwo.
were held at Nkaijanabwo’s residence in Mubuku town council.
Born in Rugazi
in the present-day Rubirizi District in 1935, Nkaijanabwo was ordained priest
in 1989 and consecrated the first Bishop of Kasese Catholic Diocese in March 1989.
was succeeded by Bishop Francis Aquirinus Kibira in April 2014.
Nkaijanabwo is remembered for opening up many catholic schools, encouraging young
women to become nuns among others.
Kibira hailed his predecessor as a man who tirelessly worked for the diocese
that has since transformed the lives of so many people. He says
Nkaijanabwo is a reflection of a man who set goals and sacrificed early pleasures
to pursue a calling he received when still young.
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the celebrations to remind politicians to honour pledges they make towards supporting
church work and its leadership. This is after speakers at the
celebrations said that several leaders in the district had pledged to support
the emeritus Bishop in his retirement.
Emeritus Nkaijanabo attributed his success to discipline. He said that he is still dedicating his time to
encourage young people to live a righteous lifestyle so that they can benefit
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behalf of the family, the former Chief Justice Bart Magunda Katureebe hailed
his brother for encouraging young people to join priesthood. He
challenged young people to be faithful to their professions.
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Bashohora, who presided over the mass asked believers to service beyond themselves
for the betterment of mankind.
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Municipality Mayor Chance Kahindo hailed the former bishop of the diocese for
working tirelessly to reconcile politicians whenever they had