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Rev. Canon Paul Hannington Suubi Chosen as Inaugural East Busoga Diocese Bishop

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Rev. Canon Paul Hannington Suubi has been selected as the very first Bishop of East Busoga Diocese by the House of Bishops. The decision was announced by Rev. Balaam Muheebwa, the acting Provincial Secretary, during a meeting held at the Provincial Secretariat in Namirembe.

In an official statement, Muheebwa stated, “The House of Bishops, gathered at the Provincial Secretariat in Namirembe on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, has elected Rev. Canon Paul Hannington Suubi as the inaugural Bishop of East Busoga Diocese.” He further added that the bishop-elect will be consecrated and installed on November 19, 2023, at St. Stephen’s Pro-Cathedral in Bugiri district.

Bishop-Elect Suubi is a devoted family man, married to Dr. Margaret Stella Suubi, and they have three children together. According to information from the Church of Uganda, Suubi’s journey in the ministry began with his ordination as a Deacon in August 1993, followed by his consecration as a Priest in 1997. He has a background in education, holding a Diploma in Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Divinity.

Currently, Rev. Canon Suubi serves as the Assistant Vicar at St. Andrew’s Church of Uganda in Jinja. His ministry has had a significant impact, particularly in educational institutions. Notably, he is the longest-serving Chaplain at Busoga College Mwiri.

The Division of Busoga Diocese

The creation of the Diocese of East Busoga resulted from disagreements and management disputes within Busoga Diocese. Concerns regarding accountability, accessibility, and service delivery within the mother diocese were raised by both the clergy and the faithful, leading to this division.

It is important to note that Busoga Diocese was originally established in 1972, with Rt. Rev. Cyprian Bamwoze as its first bishop when it separated from Namirembe Diocese. Additionally, Central Busoga Diocese was also established, further dividing Busoga Diocese.