Celebrations as Magezi is Appointed North Kigezi Bishop

North Kigezi Diocesan Treasurer, remedy Reverend Canon Benon Magezi, approved has been elected 5th Bishop of North Kigezi Diocese in Rukungiri, patient replacing Rt. Rev. Patrick Tugume-Tusingwire.

Rev. Patrick Tugume-Tusingwire, who is retiring next year, has been serving as Bishop of North Kigezi Diocese since 2010 after succeeding Rt. Rev. Dr Edward Muhima.

Reverend Canon Magezi was elected during the House of Bishops of the Church Provisional Assembly sitting on Wednesday at Uganda Christian University Mukono.

The diocese’s synod had sent in two names of Rev. Polycarp Katwesigye, the Archdeacon of Bugangari and Reverend Canon Benon Magezi as Bishop nominees.

The Diocesan Secretary Rev. Canon Godfrey Tugume welcomed Magezi’s election, saying the clergy is ready to work with him for the development of the Christian faith.

“We have worked with him for many years and have faith in his ability to take the Diocese to greater heights,” Rev Tugume told ChimpReports on Thursday.

Canon Sabiti Mahirane, the head of laity North Kigezi Diocese, said Christians have cause to celebrate as the new Bishop is a man of integrity who managed the ministry’s funds with professionalism.

His consecration and enthronement will take place at St. Emmanuel Cathedral, Kinyasano, and Rukungiri on the January 8, 2017.


Who is Rev. Canon Magezi?

Canon Magezi grew up in a Christian home and attended church regularly with his family.

During a Mission Sunday at Magezi’s local church in 1981, he received Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and was born again.

The following year he left teaching and began full-time ministry as a parish youth worker.

Canon Magezi was ordained a deacon in December 1991 and later on in 1992 as a priest after obtaining a Certificate and Diploma in Theology from Bishop Barham Theological College in 1990 and 1998, respectively.

He also holds Bachelors in Divinity from the Bishop Tucker School of Divinity and Theology at Uganda Christian University, Mukono, which he got in 2009.

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