- At the same plenary, Rt. Rev. Robert K Muhiirwaof Fort Portal was elected Vice Chairman of Uganda Episcopal Conference
- The Secretariat has said final and official list would be released soon
- Odama was key at fighting for peace to return in Northern Uganda
- He has also been at the helm of resolving conflicts that has of recent dogged the Catholic dioceses like Arua
Archbishop John Baptist Odama has been replaced by bishop of Mityana, Rt Rev Joseph Antony Zziwa as the new Chairman of Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC).
Zziwa, from Kiyinda-Mityana diocese was elected as Chairman at the conclusion of their November Plenary 2018.
He will serve as Chairman for the next four years. According to a statement from the Secretariat, he succeeds His Grace John Baptist Odama who has been Chairman for the last eight years.
The Uganda Episcopal Conference is the Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy in Uganda, constituted with the approval of the Holy See, through which bishops express their collegial responsibility through collective action, to assure the progress of the Church and coordination of its social and pastoral ministry. It is headed by a Chairman elected every four years.
During the same elections, other office bearers for the various UEC Commissions and Institutions were voted. Some retained their offices while others were elected to head new Commissions.