|Birth: ||Sep. 26, 1930|
|Death: ||Sep. 5, 2008|
Bishop Joseph Mukwaya, Emeritus of the Diocese of Kiyinda - Mityana, Uganda, was born in a family of six on September, 26, 1930, to Andrews Katula and Elizabeth Mubiito of Vvumba village within the Archdiocese of Kampala.
After his Primary Education, he joined Nnyenga Minor Seminary before going to Ggaba Major Seminary, and was ordained a Priest on December, 18, 1960. After five years, he went to London for further studies where he obtained Diplomas in Social Development and Religious Education. He later received a Diploma in Radio Broadcasting at the AACC Communications Centre in Zambia.
Mukwaya served the Catholic Church in many capacities, which included heading the Social Communications Department at the Uganda Catholic Secretariat between 1968 and 1973 when he became the Secretary of the AMECEA Social Communications Office.
He also served on the Executive Board of the International Catholic Association for Radio and Television for seven years and was its Vice - President for three years.
Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala, Msgr. Mukwaya received his Episcopal Consecration with the Titular See of Ubaba in the Cathedral of Rubaga, on October 31, 1982, from Cardinal Emmanuel Kiwanuka Nsubuga, assisted by Bishop Joseph B. Willigers MHM., and Archbishop Medardo Joseph Mazombwe.
On June 21, 1988, Pope John Paul II, named Msgr. Mukwaya as Bishop of the Diocese of Kiyinda - Mityana, an Office he held until his resignation due to health reasons on October 23, 2004, being succeeded by Msgr. Joseph Anthony Zziwa.
The Bishop died from advanced complications of bone cancer on Friday, September 5, 2008, aged 77, and was buried inside St. Noa's Chapel, in front of the Cathedral of Kiyinda.
Chapel Of Saint Noa
Plot: Facing The Cathedral Of Kiyinda.
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: Sep 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29707050
Added: Apr. 28, 2014
It Was You, O God, Who Made Your Servant Bishop Mukwaya, A Successor Of The Apostles By Raising Him To The Episcopal Order. May He Also Be Associated With Them Forever. We Ask This Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.|
Added: Jul. 21, 2011
Added: Oct. 12, 2008