Retired Kinkizi Diocese Bishop John Wilson Ntegyereize dead at 75

The Founding Bishop of the Kinkizi Diocese, Bishop Emeritus John Wilson Ntegyerize has died at the age of 75.

The death of Bishop Ntegyerize was confirmed by the current bishop of Kinkizi Diocese, Rt Rev Dan Zoreka, who said that he breathed his at Bwindi Community Hospital where he was rushed to on Wednesday after his health condition deteriorated.

“It is true; Shwenkuru (grandfather) has gone to be with the Lord. He died at Bwindi community hospital at 1.30 AM as the hospital management was organising to rush him to Mbarara for more medical care,” Rev Zoreka said, adding that the burial programme will be shared before the end of Thursday.

Bishop Ntegyerize will be remembered for starting the Diocese of Kinkizi in 1995 from a scratch to one of the self sustaining dioceses in Uganda with several projects in health education , water and sanitation, Batwa development environment and capital projects.

It should be remembered that the deceased had a medical attention from India about two years back after Kinkizi Diocese Bishop Dan Zoreka contacted Kinkizi Christians led by Rt Hon Amama Mbabazi together with others who mobilized the medical bills for the Emeritus Bishop in India.

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On return, the late Bishop was invited for a thanks giving at St Stephens Kitara COU in Kampala where Rt. Hon. Amama Mbabazi organized Dinner for all the Christians who had turned up for the thanks giving service.

it is said the life of Bishop John Wilson Ntegerize has not been that fine until he has gone to be with the Lord.

Bishop Ntegyerize served as the pioneer Bishop of Kinkizi diocese between 1995 to 2010.

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May his soul rest in Eternal Peace.

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