- Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala
The present Kampala Archdiocese is the result of territorial changes:
- a. Victoria Nyanza Vicariate (1883). It was established by the Holy See in 1883 and was entrusted to the Missionaries of Africa commonly known as the White Fathers. Rubaga became the seat of the Bishop.
- b. Upper Nile Vicariate (1894). On July 13, 1894 the Holy See erected the Upper Nile Vicariate dividing it from Victoria Nyanza Vicariate and entrusted it to the Mill Hill Missionaries. Nsambya became the seat of the Bishop. The name of Vicariate Nyanza Vicariate was also changed to Vicariate Apostolic of Northern Victoria Nyanza.
- c. Vicariate of Uganda (1915). After the erection of vicariates in territories beyond the Nile on the southern side, the name of Northern Victoria Nyanza Vicariate became the Vicariate of Uganda on January 15, 1915.
- d. Vicariate of Kampala. On June 10, 1948, the name of Upper Nile Vicariate was changed to the Vicariate of Kampala which later became the diocese of Kampala in 1953.
e. Archdiocese of Rubaga (1953-1966). The Catholic Hierarchy in Uganda was established on March 25, 1953. The former Vicariates of Uganda became the dioceses of Uganda. Rubaga became the Archdiocese with 5 suffragan dioceses namely : Gulu, Masaka, Kampala, Mbarara and Tororo
- f. Archdiocese of Kampala (1966-). On August 5, 1966, the Holy See joined together what was part the Diocese of Kampala and the Archdiocese of Rubaga and created the Archdiocese of Kampala. It was covering most parts of Central Uganda. Since, three other new dioceses have been curved out of it namely: Kiyinda-Mityana (July 17, 1981), Kasana-Luweero (December 16, 1996) and Lugazi (December 16, 1996).
- Ordinary: The Most Reverend Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga
- Size: 3.644.75 square km
- Total Population: 3,592,053
- Catholic Population: 1,505,053 (42%)
- Parishes: 51
- Sub-stations (sub-parishes) 389
- Number of Priests: 324
- Diocesan Priests: 261
- Priests belonging to Religious Inst. 63
- Professed non-Priest Religious: 186
- Professed Women Religious 410
- Catechists 428
- Number of Seminarians (major): 173
- Catholic Universities 1
- Vocational Institutions 5
- Catholic-Founded Secondary schools 45
- Catholic-Founded Primary Schools 222
- Catholic Hospitals 4
- Health Centers and Dispensaries 20
Lubaga is bordered by Mengo to the east, Namirembe to the northeast, Kasubi to the north, Lubya to the northwest, Lungujja and Busega to the west, Nateete to the southwest Mutundwe to the south and Ndeeba to the southeast. The coordinates of Lubaga are:00 18 11N, 32 33 11E (Latitude:03029; Longitude:32.5529). The distance, by road, from the central business district of Kampala to Lubaga is approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 mi). History and Background information about Lubaga Hill in Kampala City Uganda
The hill served as location of one of the palaces of the King of Buganda from the 18th century. Kabaka Ndawula Nsobya, the nineteenth (19th) Kabaka of Buganda, who ruled from 1724 until 1734, maintained his capital on Lubaga Hill. The palace on Lubaga Hill was used to plan military expeditions by Buganda's generals. However, the late 19th century, during the reign of Muteesa I Mukaabya Walugembe Kayiira, the palace caught fire and was abandoned. When the Catholic White Fathers came calling in 1879, they were allocated land nearby. Eventually they were given land on Lubaga Hill itself where they built a cathedral, beginning in 1914 which was completed in 1925. However, the early missionaries had problems pronouncing the word Lubaga, as it is correctly spelled. They instead pronounced it with an "r" as in Rubaga. In Luganda, there is no word that starts with an "R" or "X" or "Q". Other Bantu languages from western Uganda and the African Great Lakes Area however, do have words starting with "R". Overview and general information about Lubaga Hill
Lubaga hill was the location of the main palace of Kabaka Muteesa I who ruled Buganda between 1856 and 1884. The palace was struck by lightning and was rebuilt on neighboring Mengo Hill. The first Roman Catholic missionaries to arrive in Buganda were Frenchmen, Father Pierre Lourdel Monpel and Brother Amans, who settled near the hill in 1879.
As the Catholic Church took root in the country, the missionaries were allocated land on Lubaga Hill. The construction of St. Mary's Cathedral on Lubaga Hill took place between 1914 and 1925, with the assistance of monetary contributions from Roman Catholic congregations abroad.
Later, the missionaries also built a hospital and a nursing school on the hill. Today, Lubaga remains the seat of the headquarters of the Catholic Church in Uganda. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala. The remains of the first African Catholic bishop in Uganda, Bishop Joseph Nakabaale Kiwanuka and those of the first African Catholic Cardinal, Cardinal Emmanuel Kiwanuka Nsubuga are kept in the Catholic Mission on the hill.
Lubaga Kampala Top places and Major Landmarks
• St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral • Administrative centre of the Kampala Archdiocese • Residence of the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese • Lubaga Hospital - A 300-bed community hospital administered by the Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala • Lubaga Nurses School • Lubaga Miracle Center - A Pentecostal Congregation Church • Pope Paul VI Memorial Community Center • Headquarters of Lubaga Division - One of the five (5) administrative divisions of the city of Kampala. • Lubaga Campus of Uganda Martyrs University, whose main campus is at Nkozi in Mpigi District.
- Metropolitan Archbishops of Kampala
- Metropolitan Archbishops of Rubaga
- Archbishop Joseph Kiwánuka R.I.P.: 1960-1966
- Archbishop Louis Joseph Cabana R.I.P.: 1953-1960
- Vicars Apostolic of Uganda
- Archbishop Louis Joseph Cabana R.I.P.: 1947-1953
- Bishop Edouard Michaud R.I.P.: 1933-1945
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EducationMakerere University · Makerere University Business School · Kampala International University · Kampala University · Kyambogo University · Law Development Centre · International Health Sciences University · International University of East Africa · Makerere College School · Rubaga Community School · Saint Lawrence University · Uganda Management Institute · Cavendish University Uganda · Victoria University Uganda · Uganda Martyrs University School of Medicine Notable peopleApolo Nsibambi · Nasser Ntege Sebaggala · David Serwadda · Fred Ruhindi · John Ssebaana Kizito · Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige · Erias Lukwago · Dr. Ian Clarke · Jennifer Musisi · Maria Kiwanuka · Laurence Sematimba · Joseph Kizito · Justinian Tamusuza · Robert Ssejjemba · Eugene Sseppuya · Phillip Ssozi · Wasswa Serwanga · Yusef Sozi · Derrick Sebagala This article on a Roman Catholic diocese in Africa is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.