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President Museveni Meets Family of Late Rev. Fr. Tomaino

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Monday met the family of the late Rev. Fr. Paolino Tomaino at State House, Entebbe.

Rev. Fr. Tomaino, 87, was one of the longest serving Comboni Missionary Priest and philanthropist in the Mbarara Ecclesiastical Province and he died on Sunday, March 3, 2024 from Milan in Italy.

The Italian-born Priest of the congregation of the Comboni Missionaries is hailed for transforming the catholic faith, education and health sectors during his many years of service in Mbarara Archdiocese through setting up projects like Bishop Comboni College – Kambuga, Kyeibuza and Lamezia Health centres, among others.

During the meeting, President Museveni said he didn’t know Fr. Tomaino personally, but he knew his good work as a man of God.

President Museveni also thanked Fr. Tomaino’s family for supporting the fallen Priest when he was still alive to fulfil duties.

President Museveni also pledged to award Fr. Tomaino with a Posthumous medal during this year’s Heroes Day in recognition of his role in transforming Uganda.

Addressing the late priest’s educational initiatives, President Museveni proposed the completion of a church-aided school  known as Sedes Serpientie Kanoni Girls School in Kyamuhunga , Bushenyi District in Father Tomaino’s memory, underscoring his enduring impact on education in Uganda.

Rev. Fr. Tomaino’s family led by his sister Maria Luisa thanked President Museveni for the support the government of Uganda rendered towards the fallen Priest.

Ms. Luisa also informed President Museveni that Fr. Tomaino had his call when he was a Seminarian at 25 years of age when a Priest from Sudan gave them a talk that deeply touched his heart and made a decision to offer his life in Africa for the service of others.

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