Congratulations to the Rector Fr. Lazarus Luyinda, the staff, and Seminarians of St. Paul’s National Seminary upon this celebration of our Silver Jubilee of the Seminary.

We appreciate all the preparations done to make this day a big success. We commend you for the fundraising efforts both locally and from abroad which led to the completion of important projects at our Seminary such as the completion of the Seminary Chapel, tarmacking of the pathways on the Campus and the new gate. It has also been a time in which you organized Conferences and we had some outstanding speakers like Rt. Rev. Joseph Antony Zziwa of Kiyinda-Mityana who spoke about the ‘Amoris Leticia’- The Joy of Love and made this Pastoral exhortation of Pope Francis more alive and showed how it ought to be interpreted correctly for our families to be renewed. His presentation was beneficial since he was one of the synod Fathers in 2015 in Rome. The other was Prof. Fr. Dr. John Chrysostom Maviiri, the Vice Chancellor Uganda Martyrs’ University Nkozi, who talked about political leadership in Uganda since Independence and the role of national seminaries in fostering national unity. His talk was quite inspirational and critical to help us always appreciate our shortcomings in our formation for the priesthood. There are some areas we need to look at very critically. Special appreciation goes to all the former Rectors who have steered the course of formation in our Seminary; namely: Fr. Peter Isingoma Rupere Amooti, the pioneer Rector, his successor Rt. Rev. Francis Aquirinus Kibira Araali, the Bishop of Kasese Diocese who worked hard to improve the infrastructure; with the many buildings we have in place.

We appreciate the many priests and religious on the staff, present and past, who contributed to the formation of the many priests, alumni of this institution, now serving in the different parts of this country and beyond. Your formation work is highly commended.

On behalf of Fort Portal Diocese, we register our appreciation for the following areas where we have greatly benefited since the Seminary is located here:

We are so grateful for being allowed to use Seminary facilities for our meetings, Diocesan Synods, and Priests’ Annual Retreats. Not only that, the Priests on the Staff, Deacons and other Major Seminarians do Apostolate in our neighboring Schools, Primary and Post Primary, in Parishes and Sub Parishes and out stations. They visit the sick in our hospitals and also help with the Music ministry in some regard.

Furthermore, the presence of the Seminary has provided employment to some people in our local community. People are able to work in some offices, the Library, the kitchen, on the compound, in the gardens and farms. For all this, we are so grateful to the Lord for all the blessings we share for the presence of the Major Seminary in our midst.

Long live, St. Paul’s National Seminary. May the Lord continue to bless the Rector, the Staff, the Students and all who come to visit or to be formed in this Seminary! May you be inspired by St. Paul, the great apostle of the Good News, in following the Lord Jesus Christ!

As you move on to celebrate the 25 years, we pray that you clock 50 years as well.

God bless you!



+ Rt. Rev. Robert Muhiirwa Akiiki

Ordinary of Fort Portal Diocese



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Saint Mary's Cathedral Rubaga, commonly referred to as Rubaga Cathedral, is the parent cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala, the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in Uganda. In 1914 the missionaries began constructing a modern cathedral at Lubaga (Rubaga). Construction was completed in 1924 and St. Mary's Cathedral Rubaga was consecrated on 31 December 1925.

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