Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Vincent Kirabo as the new Bishop of Hoima Diocese.
In a letter dated November 30 and addressed to the catholic media of Uganda, the Apostolic Nunciature announced Kirabo’s appointment, a professor at St Mary’s Major Seminary in Ggaba as the new Bishop of Hoima.
It said the announcement was also made public by the Vatican.
Bishop-elect Kirabo was born on October 1st, 1955.
After primary school in Kahunde and secondary school at St. John Bosco Minor Seminary, Hoima, he began philosophical studies at the Uganda Martyrs’ National Major Seminary Aloculum in Gulu.
After completing theological studies at St. Mary’s National Seminary in Ggaba, he was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Hoima on 9th September 1979.
Kirabo has served as a teacher at St. John Bosco Minor Seminary, Hoima (1979-1988), Director of the Diocesan Commission for Vocations (1985-1988), Vicar at Muhorro Parish (1990), Rector of S. John Bosco Minor Seminary in Hoima (1991-1992), Diocesan Financial Administrator (1992-1997), Parish Priest of Buseesa Parish (1998-2003), Parish Priest of Katulikire Parish (2007-2008), Professor and Financial Administrator of Uganda Martyrs’ National Major Seminary Alokolum (2008-2012), Professor at St. Mary’s National Major Seminary Ggaba (2012 till present).
Bishop-elect Kirabo holds a Masters in Education from the University of Portland, USA (1990) and a Licentiate in Biblical Theology from the Urban University in Rome (2007).