Moroto Diocese

Welcome to the diocese of Moroto! 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 present Diocese of Moroto was originally part of the Diocese of Gulu in Northern Uganda. The First Catholic Missionaries came to Karamoja in 1933. Moroto Diocese became a separate Diocese in 1965. Late Bishop Sisto Mazzoldi of the Comboni Missionaries was appointed its first residential Bishop with his residence in Moroto. Bishop Paul Kalanda became its second residential Bishop in 1981, after the retirement of Bishop Sisto Mazzoldi. In 1992 after the transfer of Bishop Paul Kalanda to Fort-Portal, Bishop Henry A. Ssentongo became the third residential Bishop of this Diocese.


The Rt. Rev.DaminaoGiulioGuzzetti, MCJJ.
Born on 15th July, 1959 at Turate, Lombardy, Italy.Ordained priest on 23rd September, 1989. Appointed Bishop of Moroto 9th February,2014. He was ordained and installed as Bishop of Moroto on 24th May, 201, replacing Rt. Rev. Henry A. Ssentongo who shepherded Moroto Diocese from 1992 to 2014 when he retired.

The Rt. Rev. Bishop Henry Apaloryamam Ssentongo.

Born on 30th Nov., 1936 at Villa- Maria, Masaka Diocese. Ordained priest on 21st Dec., 1963. Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Masaka on 15th Dec.,1988. Ordained Bishop on 18th March, 1989 at Kitovu Cathedral, Masaka. Appointed Bishop of Moroto on 30th March, 1992 and installed as Bishop of Moroto on 11th July, 1992.

Bishop’s Office Moroto,
P.O. Box 46, MOROTO or
c/o P.O. Box 3872, KAMPALA 
Tel:256- 045-44-70086 , Fax 256- 045-44-70086.
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