Welcome to the Diocese of Masaka! Find on this website information about the history of the diocese, its bishop, main functions in the diocese, diocesan statistics, religious communities of men and women with their respective addresses, other institutions including seminaries, catechetical centre, hospitals and health centres, parishes, centres with resident priests, diocesan and relgious priests with their dates of ordination

The Catholic Evangelization of this area was started in 1891 by the White Fathers. Three Phases can be identified within this process. The first phase is between 1891 and 1939. The pillar of this phase was Archbishop H. Streitcher. Phase two, 1939 –1961, began the establishment of Masaka as a distinct ecclesiastical territory under its first African Bishop Joseph Kiwanuka. Phase three, 1961 the dawn of national independence, which coincided with the beginning of Bishop Adrian Ddungu's episcopate and the introduction of Church Renewal by Vatican II. Adrian Kivumbi Ddungu was appointed Bishop of Masaka on 11th November, 1961. Ordained Bishop on 18th March, 1962 at Bukalasa Seminary, retired on 10th January, 1998, and he died on 30th Decmber 2009.


Rt. Rev. John B. Kaggwa

The Right Reverend John Baptist Kaggwa was born at Bulenga (village). Busega Parish in the Archdiocese of Kampala on 22nd March 1943.

He was ordained Priest on 12th December 1971 in Lubaga Cathedral by the late His Eminence Cardinal Nsubuga.

Was nominated Co-Adjutor Bishop of Masaka on Holy Thursday 13th April 1995. Ordained Bishop on 24th June 1995 at Kitovu Cathedral by the Right Reverend Adrian K. Ddungu asssisted by His Eminence Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala Metropilitan of Uganda and the Right Reverend Paul Kalanda. He was appointed the Bishop of Masaka on 10th January 1998, enthroned on 22nd March 1998 at Villa Maria.


Bishops House, Kitovu
P.O. Box 70, MASAKA
Mobile: 0772–439476 or 0752–650262 (Bishop)
Fax:  0481–212333 (DM Bookshop)
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