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Don’t Be Afraid, Retired Bishops Tell Canon Kisekka :: Uganda Radionetwork

Don’t Be Afraid, Retired Bishops Tell Canon Kisekka

Retired Bishop James William Ssebaggala also narrated that when he was appointed as caretaker Bishop of the Diocese, he feared for his life over conflicts among the Christians.
Ven Canon. Wilson Kisekka and his wife Milly Racheal Kisekka during service at St Mark Cathedral after arriving in the Diocese on Wednesday

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The Caretaker Bishop Right Reverend James William Ssebggala and Retired Bishop of Luwero Diocese Eridard Nsubuga Kironde have advised Venerable Canon Wilson Kisekka not to be afraid of his new calling ahead of his consecration and enthronement on Sunday.

Venerable Wilson Kisekka accompanied by his wife Milly Racheal Kisekka on Wednesday set off from Ndeeba Archdeaconry in Mukono Diocese and arrived in Luwero town ahead of consecration and enthronement as Fourth Bishop of Luwero following his election by House of Bishops.  Bishop-elect Kisekka will replace Bishop Eridard Nsubuga who retired last year after clocking 65 years.

Currently, the Diocese has been under the stewardship of the Caretaker Bishop Retired Right Rev. James William Ssebaggala whose tenure elapsed on Monday.

Ven. Canon Kisekka was received by Bishop Ssebaggala and later ushered him to his official bishop residence at Luwero Diocese.

At around 2 pm, Ven. Canon Kisekka was taken to St Mark Cathedral church and a special service was held to welcome him.

During his sermon, Rev Livingstone Mukama said that the coming of Bishop-elect Kisekka was timely after the Diocese passed through a storm until he was chosen to lead the Christians.

Right, Rev. James Williams Ssebaggala and Retired Bishop Eridard Nsubuga asked the Bishop-elect not to fear the uphill task ahead of him.

Retired Bishop Eridard Nsubuga Kironde narrated how upon his election and consecration, he also felt afraid of the task ahead of him. Still, God helped him to overcome it and served for eight years till he retired in 2023.

Retired Bishop Nsubuga noted that with the Mercy of God, Bishop-Elect Kisekka will also serve diligently since God called him to do so.

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Cue out;….tukyawomerwa.’’//

Retired Bishop James William Ssebaggala also said that when he was appointed as caretaker Bishop of Luwero Diocese, he feared for his life over conflicts among the Christians.

Ssebaggala however told the Bishop-elect that the Christians are now peaceful and hospitable as they did while welcoming him.

Ssebaggala asked the Christians to embrace the Bishop-elect and work with him to transform the Diocese.

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Cue out;…akyerabiddeko.’’//

On his part, Bishop-Elect Wilson Kisekka and his wife Milly Racheal Kisekka thanked the Christians of Luwero Diocese for the warm welcome.

Bishop-elect Kisekka revealed that he was afraid of the task ahead of him but he is now strong following the advice of the retired Bishops.

He said that he had never expected to become a Bishop but gave thanks to the Lord for elevation and is ready to serve.

Kisekka also revealed that he will be able to work with the majority of the priests in the Diocese since he taught them at Uganda Martyrs Seminary, Namugongo.

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Cue out;…obumanyirivu obwo.’’//

Ven. Canon Kisekka is facing an uphill task of uniting the Christians who remain divided to date over the nullification of the elections of Rev. Canon Godfrey Kasana Ssemakula as the fourth bishop of the Diocese.  Rev. Canon Kasana was a darling to many Christians since he was born and served within the Diocese.

A section of Christians of Luwero Diocese dragged 37 Anglican Bishops of constitute of the House of Bishops to Luwero High Court challenging their decision to nullify the election of Rev. Canon Kasana.

The group now sued individual bishops over the decision claiming that they didn’t give a fair hearing to Rev. Canon Kasana even after he wrote to them asking for a review of the matter.

Last week it emerged that the petitioners had disagreed on the plan to withdraw the case ahead of the consecration of the Bishop.

The case file has since been referred to the principal judge in Kampala after Luwero High Court Judge pulled out saying she was unable to handle the dispute since she stays at the residence of the Diocese.