The Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, Paul Ssemogerere has received his Pallium from Pope Francis in Vatican, Rome.

This was yesterday during the mass led by the Pope to celebrate the solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul who are remembered for being great pillars of the church, for their work of carrying the Good News of Jesus Christ to the known world.

The Pallium is one of the many mass vestments bestowed by the Pope to the Archbishop after installation, to distinguish him from other servants of God.

Made of lamb’s wool, it is a circular band about two inches wide, worn about the neck, breast, and shoulders, and having two pendants, one hanging down in front and one behind.

Speaking at the procession, Pope Francis called on Catholics to use the day to always get up quickly and enter into the mystery of the resurrection, and to let the Lord guide them along their destined paths.

After the ceremony, Ssemogerere was congratulated by the Ugandan team that traveled with him to Italy, including the Leader of Opposition in the Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga.

Ssemogerere was appointed as the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese by the Pope, on December 9, 2021, replacing the late Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who was discovered lifeless in his bed on April 3, 2021. END

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