Kigezi Diocese Welcomes New Bishop Amid Tensions


page geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The excited Christians received their leader at Rwahi, the border town of Ntungamo and Kabale Districts. They joyfully took him to the cathedral for further celebrations.

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In his speech, the outgoing Bishop, Rt. Rev. George Katwesigye encouraged his predecessor to feel comfortable noting that the majority Christians were willing and ready to work with him.

Katwesigye said that the election process of the new Bishop was fair and thus no Christian should complain about it.

Speaking at the same occasion, the RDC Kabale, Mr. Moses Mathew Elagu appealed to all Christians to accept God’s choice for them.

“If God has said yes, who are you to say no?” Elagu said.

The Bishop elect, Bagamuhunda expressed his readiness for service. He noted that he has been in the service of the same kingdom for 30 years.

Rev. Canon George Bagamuhunda was elected the fifth Bishop of Kigezi diocese by the house of Bishops of the Church of Uganda on August 1, 2013. His consecration will be held on January 19, 2014 at the same Cathedral.

Prior to his appointment, Bagamuhunda was serving as the provincial secretary of the Church of Uganda since 2010. He also worked as the coordinator of the Provincial Planning Development and Rehabilitation (PDR) department.

However, his appointment leaves a section of Christians unhappy with others reacting roughly. Last Thursday unknown people burnt the office of the Diocesan secretary. A priest and two others have since been held to help in investigations.


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