Pope Francis has appointed Msgr Lawrence Mukasa as the new Bishop of Kasana-Luweero Diocese in Uganda, following the elevation of the former bishop Paul Ssemwogerere as Kampala Archbishop. This was announced on Saturday in a statement released by the Vatican.
“The Apostolic Nunciature desires to congratulate the new Bishop Rev Msgr Lawrence Mukasa and to invoke abundant blessings upon his Ministry,” an excerpt from a statement made on Saturday to the Diocese’s leadership and a group of Christians assembled at the Kasana-Luweero Diocesan Cathedral in the Luweero District.
Msgr Lawrence will succeed Msgr Francis Xavier Mpanga, the Kasana-Luweero Diocesan Administrator, who assumed administrative duties on January 28, 2022, as the third bishop of the diocese at a future date that has not yet been disclosed.
The Catholic people in the Kasana-Luweero Diocese enthusiastically embraced Msgr. Mukasa’s selection as the new bishop and expressed their joy at the news.
Msgr. Mukasa is well renowned for his devotion to his work and his adherence to the Catholic faith, and his appointment is viewed as a success for the diocese.
Brief details about the incoming bishop Lawrence Mukasa
Msgr. Mukasa was the vicar general of the Kiyinda-Mityana Diocese until he was appointed as the bishop of the Kasana Luweero Diocese. He was born on March 14, 1956, in the Kiyinda Mityana village of Nabwiri.
Before enrolling for theological studies at St. Mary’s National Seminary Katigondo and Gaba Gaba Seminary between 1981 and 1984, he attended Nswanjere Preparatory Seminary between 1969 and 1970, Kisubi Minor Seminary between 1971 and 1976, and Nswanjere Preparatory Seminary between 1969 and 1970.
At Mwera Parish, he was consecrated a priest in 1984 by Bishop of Kiyinda Mityana and has held several leadership positions within the diocese.