Bishop Christopher Kakooza, here at Lubaga Cathedral previously, will be installed as the bishop of Lugazi diocese. (Photo credit: Juliet Lukwago)
Kakooza, who will be installed at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, Lugazi on Saturday, replaces departing Bishop Mathias Ssekamaanya, 79.
After his education, Kakooza joined St Mbaaga's Seminary Ggaba, started by Emanuel Cardinal Nsubuga.
recalls that when they completed their philosophical studies, one of his
classmates Ssemwogerere (now bishop of Kasana-Luweero) was sent to the US and him (Kakooza) to Rome to complete their formation to priesthood.
says: "I was ordained a deacon on July, 3, 1982 in Uganda Martyrs Church Rome.
As deacon I returned home and I was appointed to assist at Naggalama Parish
was ordained a priest by on June 3, 1983 - Uganda Martyrs Day - at the St Mbaaga's Seminary
premises together with seven of his
After a leave, which is given to new priests, Kakooza was sent to teach at St Joseph's Seminary Nyenga then later appointed as rector of that seminary, broadening his experience.
In 1992, he was transferred to Nakasongola parish as assistant parish priest where he worked for a couple of months and later appointed parish priest.
While there, Wamala appointed Kakooza
as his Vicar General of Kampala Archdiocese
After 16 years in priesthood, Pope John Paul II (now saint) appointed Kakooza to be auxiliary bishop of Kampala archdiocese on January 2, 1999.