Canon Twinomujuni Elected West Ankole Bishop
Rev. Canon Johnson Twinomujuni has been elected the 4th Bishop of West Ankole Diocese. He replaces the Rt. Rev. Yona Katoneene who retired from service in October 2016.
The election was made on Thursday by the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda sitting at Lweza Training and Conference Centre off Entebbe Road in Wakiso District.
Born in 1968 in Rwanyamahembe, Mbarara District, Canon Twinomujuni was ordained priest in 1999 after completing his theological studies at the African Bible College in Malawi, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies, with a minor in Communications.
Prior to this, he had trained as a teacher and served as a Youth Worker in Rutooma Archdeaconry, during which time he also completed a Certificate in Theology at Kinoni Divinity College.
He will be consecrated and enthroned as Bishop on May 28 2017 at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Bweranyangi, Bushenyi district.
Archbishop Stanley Ntagali has been the caretaker bishop of the Diocese since October, when Yona Katonene retired.
After his installation in May, Bishop-elect Twinomujuni will inherit a fractured diocese battered by years of wrangles between the now retired bishop Yona Mwesigwa Katoneene and members of the laity.
On October 2, 2016, Bishop Katoneene handed over the pastoral staff to Archbishop Ntagali, drawing the curtain on his 10-year episcopate that many will remember for his sharp disagreements with Christians from Sheema Archdeaconry.
Indeed, in his farewell, Bishop Katoneene described his episcopal tenure as a stormy one characterised by character assassination against him.
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