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The Most Reverend Paul Lokiru Kalanda Bishop Emeritus of Fort Portal Diocese was born on 24th February 1927 to Mr Simon Ziryawulamu and Mrs Agnes Aliraba of Buwunde village, then Kabuwoko Parish and now Kkindu Parish in Masaka Diocese. He was baptized on the same day he was born at Narozali Parish. He attended Kabwoko Boys Primary School and between 1942 and 1948 he was studying at Bukalasa Minor Seminary where he met his good and longtime friend Emmanuel Wamala who later on also became Bishop, Archbishop and Cardinal. In 1949 he was accepted to join Katigondo National Major Seminary to begin higher ecclesiastical studies and formation until 1955 when Bishop Joseph Kiwanuka his bishop sent him to the Urban University Rome between 1955-1958 to complete his studies and formation. Kalanda was ordained a priest together with Emmanuel Wamala by Archbishop Pietro Sigismondi on 21st December 1957 inside the Pontifical Collegio Urbano Chapel, Rome. On 29th November 1980 was appointed Bishop of Moroto Diocese and on 22nd March 1981 was ordained by Emmanuel Kiwanuka Cardinal Nsubuga assisted by Bishop Adrian Kivumbi Ddungu and Bishop Sisto Mazzoldi. In 1991 he was appointed Bishop of Fort Portal Diocese by the same Pope. He retired in 2003 and while in his retirement, he was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Lira Diocese. On 19th August 2015 he returned to the Lord in quiet sleep of the night aged 88 years.


Bishop Henry Apaloryamam Ssentongo Bishop Emeritus of Moroto Diocese was born on 30th November, 1936 to Mr John Lukwago Lule and Mrs Maria Nakibuuka of Kisaawa village in St. Charles Lwanga Parish Kalungu, Kalungu District. He was baptised by Msgr. Maurice Mukasa on 2nd December 1936 at Villa Maria. He started his education at St. Augustine Primary School Kalungu where his studied for four years between 1944 and 1947 that is from primary one up to primary four. For Primary five up to primary seven, he was transferred to St. Francis Villa Maria between 1948-1949. After completing the Primary education at Villa Maria, he was accepted to join Bukalasa Seminary where he had his junior and secondary education between 1950 and 1956. 

In 1957 when he had accomplished his studies at Bukalasa, Henry Ssentongo was accepted to Join Katigondo Seminary where he only studied for one year and was sent to Collegio Urbano in Rome by Bishop Joseph Kiwanuka together with his collegues Fr. Francis Xavier Mbaziira and Fr. Deogratioas Bukenya. While in Rome, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Philosophy and Theology and in Switzerland from the University of Fribourg he graduated in Civil law.

He was ordained a priest on 21st December 1963 in the middle of the Second Vatican Council in the Collegio Urbano chapel by Gregory Cardinal Pietro Agagianian, Cardinal-Priest of San Bartolomeo all’Isola, the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation of the Propagation of Faith. Msgr. Henry Ssentongo was ordained on 18th March 1989 by Rt. Rev. Adrian Kivumbi Ddungu assisted by Archbishop Emmanuel Wamala (then Coadjutor Archbishop of Kampala) and Bishop Paul Lokiru Kalanda (then Bishop of Moroto Diocese) in Kitovu Cathedral.

He served as Auxiliary Bishop of Masaka until 14th April 1992 when Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Moroto Diocese succeeding Rt. Rev. Paul Lokiru Kalanda who had been transferred to Fort Portal Diocese. On the 09th February 2014 Pope Francis accepted his resignation, after his resignation came back to Masaka Diocese where he was born and served earlier. He resided at Our Lady of Victory Parish Biikira where he kept in active retirement. His health started deteriorating while still at Biikira. Bishop Henry Apaloryamam Ssentongo was called back to the Loving Father on 11th December 2019.


Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala, Archbishop Emeritus of Kampala, was born on 15 December 1926 at Kamaggwa, in the Diocese of Masaka to Cosma Kyamera and, Theresa of Avila Nnamayanja. They were born 10 children; two of whom died while still babies and of the eight remaining children (five boys and three girls) two became priests, one a religious brother and the others married. He went to studied at Biikira before joining Bukalasa Minor Seminary in 1942. After seven years in Bukalasa, he was accepted to join the of Katigondo National Major Seminary from 1949 to 1955. He gained pastoral experience in Kabula parish in the Masaka Diocese.

In September 1956, Bishop Joseph Kiwanuka sent him together with Paul Kalanda to Rome for further study at the Pontifical Urban University, where he obtained a licentiate in theology. He was ordained priest on 21st December 1957, inside the Pontifical Collegio Urbano Chapel, in Rome.

On 22 November 1981 he was ordained by Cardinal Emmanuel Nsubuga. On 21 June 1988 he was promoted to the rank of Coadjutor Bishop of Kampala. On 8 February 1990, he succeeded Cardinal Nsubuga. He was created and proclaimed Cardinal by St. John Paul II in the consistory of 26 November 1994. On 19th August 2006 Pope Benedict XVI accepted his resignation. He now resides at Nsambya Priests House.