Welcome to the diocese of Lugazi! Find on this website information about the history of the diocese, its bishop, the main functions in the diocese, diocesan statistics, religious communities of men and women with their respective addresses, other institutions including seminaries, catechetical centre, hospitals and health centres, parishes, centres with resident priests, diocesan and relgious priests with their dates of ordination.
The Diocese of Lugazi was erected on 23rd February 1997, with Bishop Matthias Ssekamanya as its First Ordinary until 4th November 2014, when Pope Francis appointed a new shepherd in the names of The Rt. Rev. Christopher Kakooza, who was installed as Bishop of Lugazi on 3rd January 2015. This territory was formerly part of the Archdiocese of Kampala and is now a suffragan of the metropolitan Archdiocese of Kampala.
The Rt. Rev. Christopher Kakooza was born at Nsambya Hospital on 15th of November 1952. His parents lived at Lusaze, Kyaddondo County, in now Mapeera Nabulagala Parish in the Archdiocese of Kampala.
He was ordained a priest on 3rd June 1983 at St. Mbaaga’s Seminary Ggaba, by the late Emmanuel Cardinal Nsubuga. Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Kampala Archdiocese on 30th January 1999 and consecrated on 17th April 1999 at Rubaga.
Appointed Bishop of Lugazi Diocese on 4th November 2014 and installed on 3rd January 2015.
P.O. Box 87
Tel: (256)0392177032 and (256)0392177033
The Rt. Rev. Matthias Ssekamanya was born at Luteete Health centre on 15 October 1930, Mulajje Parish (then Kampala Archdiocese) now Kasana-Luweero. His parents lived at Bubuubi near Zirobwe.
Ordained Priest on 19th December 1965 at Lubaga Cathedral by Bishop J.Grief. Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Kampala Archdiocese on 30th March, 1985 and consecrated on 2nd June, 1985 at Namugongo by His Eminence Emmanuel Cardinal Nsubuga.
Appointed First Bishop of Lugazi on 30th November, 1996 and took Canonical possession of Lugazi on 23rd February, 1997.
Bishop’s House Namagunga
P.O. Box 87 Lugazi
Tel. (256) 0772466562 and (256) 0752695146