Kabale Diocese

Welcome to Kabale Diocese. Find on this website information about the history of the diocese, its bishops (the Ordinary, and Emeriti), 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


Kabale Diocese was erected on 17th April 1966 being separated from Mbarara Diocese which up to 1956 formed part of the Apostolic Vicariate of Rwenzori. On its inception as diocese, the Most Rev.Bishop Gervasius Placidus Nkalanga (R.I.P) of Bukoba Diocese, a native of Tanzania was appointed Apostolic Administrator of this newly erected diocese. Three years later, on August 1, 1969, Bishop Emeritus Barnabas R. Halem’Imana (R.I.P) was appointed and consecrated as the first native Residential Bishop. He retired on July 15, 1994 and was succeeded by Bishop Emeritus Robert Mary Gay (M. Afr) (R.I.P) who was first appointed as Apostolic Administrator but was on March 9, 1996 ordained Bishop. He retired in 2003 and was succeeded by the current Bishop, Rt.Rev. Callist Rubaramira. He was ordained Bishop at Rushoroza on June 8, 2003. Kabale is a suffragan Diocese within the Archdiocese of Mbarara since 1999.


The Rt. Rev.Callist Rubaramira

The Rt. Rev.Callist Rubaramira was born on 8th February 1950 in Rubira village, Rushoroza Parish. He was ordained a priest on Pentecost Sunday 18th May 1975 at Rushoroza Parish.

He was appointed Bishop of Kabale Diocese by Pope John Paul II on March 18, 2003 and ordained and installed as Bishop of Kabale Diocese on Pentecost Sunday 8th June, 2003 at Rushoroza. He is the fourth appointed Shepherd after Bishops Gervazio Nkalanga, Barnabas Halem’Imana (R.I.P) and Robert Mary Gay (R.I.P) of the Missionaries of Africa.

Bishop’s House
P.O.Box 200,
Kabale – Uganda
Tel: +256782552202  
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