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Joseph Kiwanuka

(1896—1966) Roman Catholic archbishop of Rubaga, Uganda


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Joseph Kiwanuka was born in Buganda, part of the British colony of Uganda. When he was twelve years old a Catholic priest working as a missionary arranged for him to attend mission school, where the boy excelled. Kiwanuka went on to attend the seminary at Katigondo. After his ordination in 1929, he studied canon law in Rome and became the first African to earn the title doctor of canon law.

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From Encyclopedia of Africa in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: African Studies.


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