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Bunyoro Kitara Diocese Parishioners Welcome New Bishop

Christians have welcomed his appointment saying he has played a pivotal role in the administration of the Diocese in his previous role as a Diocesan Secretary. Moses Asiimwe, one of the parishioners describes the new bishop as a hardworking and principled man of God.
Bishop Kahuma greets an elderly Christian as he leaves St Peters Cathedral on Thursday

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Reverend Canon Samuel Kahuma, the Bishop-elect of Bunyoro Kitara Diocese pledges calls for support from parishioners in order to enable him deliver in his new apostolic role.

Kahuma who has been the Diocesan Secretary was elevated by the House of Bishops sitting at Namirembe on Wednesday to replace Bishop Nathan Kyamanywa who announced his retirement last year.

Addressing Christians at St Peters Cathedral Duhaga, where a service was held to welcome him on Thursday evening, Kahuma said he was humbled by the appointment. He said being Bishop is a huge task which he cannot perform in isolation.

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The Bishop-elect will be consecrated on December 3.

Meanwhile Christians have welcomed his appointment saying he has played a pivotal role in the administration of the Diocese in his previous role as a Diocesan Secretary. Moses Asiimwe, one of the parishioners describes the new bishop as a hardworking and principled man of God.

Kahuma, 57 has also served as the Archdeacon of Hoima Archdeaconry, Dean and Vicar of St. Peter's Cathedral, and parish priest of several parishes in Bunyoro-Kitara Diocese. He has chaired a number of Boards, including Duhaga Secondary School, Kakindo Secondary School, Mustard Seed Babies Home, and Mothers' Union Vocational Training Centre, Duhaga.

He was ordained a deacon in 1990 and a priest in 1991 in Bunyoro-Kitara Diocese. He was made a Canon of St. Peter's Cathedral in 2004. He earned an MA in Global Issues in Contemporary Mission from Redcliffe College of the University of Gloucestershire (UK), and a Bachelor of Divinity and Diploma of Theology from Uganda Christian University.

Kahuma becomes the 5th Bishop of Bunyoro Kitara Diocese, which was created in 1972 being curved out of Rwenzori Diocese.

The others are current Bishop Nathan Kyamanywa (2002-2016), pioneer Bishop was Yostasi Ruhindi (1972-1981), followed Yonasani Rwakaikara (1981-1989) and Wilson Nkuna Turumanya (1989-2002).

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