The New Archbishop of Mbarara scientifically installed – PHOTOS

Rev. Lambert Bainomugisha

His Grace the Most. Rev. Lambert Bainomugisha has today 20th-June-2020 been installed as the new Archbishop of Mbarara Archdiocese succeeding Archbishop Paul Kamuza Bakyenga whose Canonical possession started on the 2nd-January-1999 to 2020 after His Holiness Pope Francis accepted his retirement and appointed the Most. Rev. Lambert Bainomugisha on the 25 April 2020.

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The Mass was celebrated in Nyamitanga Cathedral also known as Our Lady of Perpetual help by led by Archbishop Emeritus Paul Kamuza Bakyenga help by 6 other bishops with a few priests, politicians and lay faithful in observance of the special operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the Ministry of Health and Government as a measure of fighting COVID-19.

Most. Rev. Lambert Bainomugisha was born 12th July 1961 at Kashumba, Bukanga, Isingiro in what was at that time the Diocese of Mbarara. He studied both in Uganda and in Canada and obtained a degree in Canon Law through the University of St Paul of Ottowa. Lambert Bainomugisha was ordained a priest on 13 July 1991 at Mbarara Cathedral.

He exercised his pastoral ministry for several years in St Joseph the Worker Parish in Rubindi, Mbarara. In addition, he then returned to Canada in 1994 to complete his studies. After returning to the Diocese, he was the Chancellor of the Archdiocese from 2000 to 2005.

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On 2 July 2005, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Mbarara and Titular Bishop of Tacia Montana. He received episcopal consecration on 1 October the same year.

On 13 November 2009 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Hoima until a new Bishop of Hoima was ordained and appointed on 29 February 2016. Bishop Lambert then returned to the Archdiocese of Mbarara to continue his duties as Auxiliary Bishop.

Archbishop-elect Bainomugisha is also the President of the Legal Service Commission and is a member of other commissions of the Uganda Episcopal Conference.

Bishops since establishment

  • François-Xavier Lacoursière Missionaries of Africa (28 May 1934 – 20 April 1956)
  • Jean-Marie Gaëtan Ogez, Missionaries of Africa (11 December 1956 – 25 November 1968)
  • John Baptist Kakubi (26 June 1969 – 23 November 1991)
  • Archbishop Paul Kamuza Bakyenga ( 23 November 1991-25 April 2020), promoted as Archbishop on 2 January 1999, when Mbarara became a metropolitan archdiocese. [1]
  • Archbishop Lambert Bainomugisha (25 April 2020- Present), formerly served as Auxillary Bishop of the Archdiocese since 2005.

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