Pope Francis has appointed the Rt. Rev. Lambert Bainomugisha, the Auxiliary Bishop of Mbarara as the new Archbishop of Mbarara Archdiocese, replacing the Most. Rev. Paul K. Bakyenga who resigned his position having reached the canonical age limit.
According to a statement issued by the secretary General of Uganda Episcopal Conference Msgr. John Baptist Kautha confirmed the information on behalf of the Chairperson Episcopal conference. Msgr. John Baptist Kautha has more details………..
The new Archbishop Most, Rev. Lambert Bainomigisha was born on July 12, 1961, at Kashumba, in the current Isingiro district.
He completed his secondary education at Kitabi Minor Seminary, Bushenyi. Rev. Bainomigisha then studied philosophy at St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary, Katigondo in Masaka.
He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Mbarara on July 13, 1991, after having completed theological studies at St. Mary’s National Major Seminary at Ggaba in Kampala.
Bainomigisha has a doctorate in Canon Law from St. Paul’s University, Ottawa, Canada.
He served as an assistant at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Rubindi, Mbarara (1991-1994), was the Chaplain at Corpus Christi Chaplaincy of Mbarara University of Science and Technology (2002-2003), and as the Chancellor of Mbarara Archdiocese from 2000-2005.
Rev. Bainomigisha was nominated as the Auxiliary Bishop of Mbarara with the titular see of Tacia montana. He also received the Episcopal Ordination on October 1, 2005.
On November 13, 2009, he was nominated as the Apostolic Administrator of the diocese of Hoima, which responsibility he carried out till February 29, 2016.
The secretary General of Uganda Episcopal Conference Msgr. John Baptist Kautha congratulated the Arch Bishop elect upon the new appointment, and commended the outgoing Arch Bishop for his service to the church, and the Holy Father for the new appointment of the Arch Bishop elect. Msgr. John Baptist Kautha speaking 2……
Mbarara ecclesiastical province comprises of Fortportal, Kasese, Kabale, Hoima and Mbarara Dioceses. END