Monday July 17 2017

Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala hospitalised

Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala

Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala 

By James Kabengwa

Kampala- Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala, Archbishop emeritus of Kampala, has according to sources been hospitalised at Nsambya Hospital over health complications and was being attended to by various specialists.

Multiple sources close to the cardinal who asked not to be named on Sunday said he is under the care of Father Paul Mugerwa who is in charge of the cardinal house at Nsambya, where Cardinal Wamala resides.
Sources said this is the first major ailment for the cardinal, as many of his past health conditions have been handled by his personal doctor, a nun at the cardinal’s residence.

Both the Catholic establishment and Nsambya Hospital declined to comment on the cardinal’s situation as a telephone conversation with a senior hospital staff ended prematurely.
The staff declined to confirm or deny the cardinal’s presence at the facility.

The Church is yet to issue an official statement about the development.

Cardinal Wamala, 90, is one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI.