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Bishop Emeritus of Masaka Diocese succumbs to Covid-19

Bishop Emeritus of Masaka Diocese John Baptist Kaggwa has succumbed to Covid-19, Rev Fr Ronald Mayanja, the diocesan communications director has confirmed.

He said the Bishop indeed succumbed to Covid-19 which he was battling for two months.

“It’s true the Bishop has gone to be with the Lord; he succumbed to Covid-19, which he has been battling for two months,” Fr Mayanja confirmed in a phone interview.

Bishop Kaggwa retired in 2018 at the age of 75 and was succeeded by Bishop Severus Jjumba on July 6, 2019.

Kaggwa will remembered for taking a stand towards promoting social-economic development and was well known for making open remarks on governance and political issues.

Before passing on, the deceased advised the government to consider postponing the polls if aspiring candidates could not hold open-air campaigns under the current coronavirus situation.

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