Consecration of Bishop Damiano

Another Comboni priest becomes a Bishop as a new baptism in Moroto diocese. The new Bishop is Rt Rev Damiano Giulio Guzzetti who was consecrated on May 24.Born on 15th July 1959, Lombady –Italy. He entered the Comboni missionary novitiate of Venegono 1983-1986, studied English language in Dublin-Ireland; 1985-1986.He did his theological studies at St.Mary’s National Seminary Ggaba Kampala Uganda in 1986-1988 then at Tangaza College Nairobi Kenya in 1988-1989.

After his ordination as a Comboni priest, he was assigned to be in-charge of missionary Animation and vocation promotion of the Comboni missionary in Italy between 1989-1994, after this tiresome work he was again assigned to Uganda in Namalu parish as a curate, Naoi Parish and later on parish priest of matany parish between 1994-2009.In 1999-2002 he was a member of the provincial council of the Comboni missionaries in Uganda. Again in 2009-2013 he was appointed as a formator of postulants in Jinja Uganda.After doing well in the postulancy, the General administration appointed him be the treasurer of the Comboni missionaries community in venegono-Italy from 2013 up to 2014.On 9/02/2014 Pope Francis appointed him as the new Bishop of Moroto Diocese and on 24/05/2014 Fr.Domiano was ordained and installed as Bishop of the Diocese of Moroto.

Rt.Rev.Dr.Emmanuel Obbo, AJ.Archbishop of Tororo and Apostolic Administrator of Soroti Diocese was the main presider of the wonderful ordination ceremony. The Archbishop encouraged the faithful to work in unity with their new shepherd, to love, respect, cooperate and pray for him. At the occasion, the provincial superior Fr.Sylvester Hatek’Imana and a diocesan priest presented Bishop Damiono and Bro.Daniele Giusti presented the general council/administration in Rome and is a councillor of the congregation.

Locals presented Bishop Damiano with gifts including livestock and other tangible goods. The Bishop, who in an earlier interview said his priority is on the priests, numbering nearly 13(diocesan priests), did not hide his election when they pledged allegiance to him, soon after his installation. Bishop Damiano is said to have a lot of experience, which is expected to up lift Moroto. One diocesan priest was also heard telling a colleague at the Bishops’ ordination that the new Bishop will greatly boost the diocese especially with his diligence and administration experiences or acumen.