KAMPALA —The Catholic Church has been rocked by the sudden death of one of its popular priests, Fr. Dr. Benedict Ssetuuma.
The Uganda Episcopal Conference (UECl, the assembly of the Catholic Bishops in the country said Fr. Dr. Ssetuuma suddenly passed on Saturday morning while entering his car to go and say a mass for the Sisters at their Convent.
The Church said he collapsed and died immediately at Kitovu Rest House after what is believed be to a heart attack.
Fr. Dr. Ssetuuma was a priest of Masaka Diocese but was teaching at Ggaba National Seminary in Kampala.
“In yet another sad news this morning, Fr. Dr. Benedict Ssentuuma a priest of Masaka Diocese, who has been teaching at Ggaba National Seminary, has suddenly passed on this morning,” the UEC said in a statement.
The statement added:
“Fr. Dr. Benedict Ssetuuma was entering his car to go and say Mass for the Sisters at their convent”.
National seminary Ggaba is located in the outskates of Kampala – 9 kilometers from the city center towards Lake Victoria harbor.
It is one of the four national seminaries in Uganda owned by the Uganda Episcopal Conference. The others being St. Thomas Aquinas Katigondo seminary (philosophicum), Uganda Martyrs Seminary Alokolum (philosophicum), and St. Paul’s seminary Kinyamasika (Theologicum).