The Archbishop Emeritus of Mbarara Archdiocese, Paul Bakyenga, has passed away aged 79.
Bakyenga breathed his last at Rubaga Hospital on Tuesday, July 18, where he was battling health complications. He was born on June 30, 1944, in Bumbaire, Igara in Bushenyi district and was ordained a priest on July 11, 1971.
Bakyenga was appointed bishop in March 1989 and succeeded Bishop John Baptist Kakubi as the Bishop of Mbarara on November 23, 1991.
Pope John Paul II elevated him to archbishop on January 2, 1999.
Bakyenga was succeeded by Lambert Bainomugisha as the Archbishop of Mbarara in 2020.
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