Cardinal Wamala, his works and retirement

God’s servant. Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala during an interview early last month. PHOTO BY RACHEL MABALA

What you need to know:

  • Birth: Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala was born on December 15, 1926.
  • Aug 15, 1957: He was ordained Deacon of Masaka, Uganda.
  • Dec 21, 1957: He was ordained priest of Masaka, Uganda.
  • July 17, 1981: Appointed Bishop of Kiyinda-Mityana, Uganda.
  • June 21, 1988: Appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Kampala.
  • June 21, 1988: Appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Kampala.
  • Feb 8 ,1990: Succeeded Archbishop of Kampala.
  • Nov 26, 1994: Elevated to cardinal.
  • Nov 26, 1994: Appointed Cardinal-Priest of Sant’Ugo.
  • Aug 19, 2006: Retired from post of Archbishop of Kampala.

Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala, who will be celebrating his 92nd birthday on December 15, has had an illustrious career. He was ordained a priest in 1957 and he retired from his position as Archbishop of Kampala in 2006.

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