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Kampala archdiocese announce eight Pope Francis knights


Kampala archdiocese has announced the conferment of papal knighthood awards to eight churchgoers for their distinguished service to the Catholic Church and its mission apostolates.

Rev. Fr. Dr Pius Male Ssentumbwe, Kampala archdiocese chancellor, says the eight including three gentle ladies and five gentlemen have been honored with the Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Sylvester Pope and Martyr. 

Instituted by Pope Gregory XVI on 31st October, 1841, the award commonly referred to as Sylvestrine Order or the Pontifical Order of Pope Saint Sylvester is one of five orders of knighthood awarded directly by the Pope as the supreme pontiff and head of the Catholic Church.  

The new papal knights and dames include; Theresa Mbire, the senior advisor to the President representing the Laity Catholics, who has over years been fighting for financial liberation of both Catholic and non-Catholic women, and Immaculate Mary Nansubuga who served the church as a leader for years.  

Others are; Emmanuel Katongole, the Executive chairman of Cipla Quality Chemical Industries, Mr and Mrs Joseph Yiga, Chairperson and Managing Director steel and tube, Professor Peter Kasenene, Theology, and religious studies educator, Anthony Matega, the National Vice Chairperson of Laity, and Dr Stanislaus Kasozi Mulindwa, the Director Programs and Students Affairs at Uganda Management Institute.  

Rev. Fr. Dr Ssentumbwe, says names and of the candidates were fronted by the Kampala Archbishop inviting the Holy See to recognize and reward them for their activeness in the apostolate in the exercise of their professional duties and mastership in the arts.