Masaka Bishop Emeritus John Baptist Kaggwa yesterday succumbed to COVID-19.
Bishop Kaggwa was pronounced dead yesterday evening by the diocesan communications director, Rev Fr Ronald Mayanja.
John Baptist Kaggwa was born on 23 March 1943 at Bulenga, Busiro County, and went to Lubaga Boys Primary School from 1952 until he completed Primary 6 in 1957. He then joined Kisubi Minor Seminary in 1958. Later he studied at Katigondo Major Seminary.
On 12th December 1971, he was ordained a priest, in Rome, at the age of 28 years.
In December 1994 he was appointed coadjutor Bishop for Masaka and ordained a year later.
Three years later in 1998, he succeeded Adrian Kivumbi Ddungu as the Bishop for Masaka.
Bishop Kaggwa retired in 2018 at the age of 75 and was succeeded by Bishop Severus Jjumba on July 6, 2019.