The Head of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Francis has mourned the passing of the retired Archbishop of Tororo Archdiocese, James Odongo.
Archbishop Odongo, 89, who was the first Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo died on Friday morning at Nsambya Hospital in Kampala.
He has also been the only living representative of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa at the Second Vatican Council in Rome which was held between the years 1962 and 1965.
In his message delivered during
a Requiem Mass at Rubaga Cathedral by the Papal Nuncio Luigi Bianco, the
Pope sent condolences to the clergy and the current Archbishop of Tororo
Archdiocese Emmanuel Obbo.
He applauded the late Odongo for his long service in priesthood and episcopal ministry in Uganda. Papal Nuncio reading pope msg;…
The main celebrant in the Requiem Mass was the Chairperson of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, Bishop Joseph Antony Zziwa, who is the Bishop of Kiyinda Mityana Diocese.
Bishop Zziwa said recounting how the late Odongo was very instrumental and committed to implement the Council document.
He added that the late Odongo gave his total devotion for the unity and orthodoxy of the Catholic Church describing him as a true shepherd of the flock of Christ. Bishop Zziwa speaking;….
In the sermon, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala, Cyprian Kizito Lwanga eulogized the deceased for playing a big role in the foundation of Centenary Bank and ensuring that its headquarters are built on Kampala Road. END.