Pope Francis Knights Mama Mbire For Exemplary Service

By Our Reporter
Uganda’s Entrepreneurial icon Mrs. Theresa Mbire commonly known as Mama Mbire has been knighted by  Pope Francis for exemplary service to the  Catholic Church, community, and the nation as a whole.
Mbire was one of the Ugandans bestowed with the highest honor to the laity by the Vatican under the Ladies of the Order of St Sylvester the Pope.  The other two women knighted are Immaculate Mary Nasubunga (Archbishop’s office and Mrs. Regina Yiga.
They will also from henceforth attain The title PapalDale, which is a great honor of knighthood instituted by Pope Gregory in 1931. It is a recognition of proven loyalty to the holy seal by the Laity.
 Announcing the Knighthood  Sunday afternoon at Pope Paul Memorial Center Lubaga, the Archbishop, Cyprian Kizito Lwanga said the knighthood was given by the Pope himself.
Mrs. Theresa Mbire
 Archbishop Lwanga said on Easter Sunday he will perform the ceremony of knighthood which will include adorning the appointees with special robes of knighthood tailor made in Vatican.
Mama Mbire 86, a mother of six, has been instrumental in supporting the Catholic church. She contributed significantly to the construction of Kasanga Catholic Church and extensive support for Rushoboroza Parish in Kabale
She started  Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Association Limited (UWEAL) and Uganda Women’s Trust Bank to empower women economically. She is also a Presidential Advisor on Women Empowerment.
The other Ugandans who have been knighted include;  Dr. Saturninus Kasozi Mulindwa, Mr. Emmanuel Katongole, Mr. Joseph Yiga, Mr. Anthony Mateega, and Prof. Peter Kasenene. Archbishop Lwanga said on Easter Sunday he will perform the ceremony of knighthood which will include adorning the appointees with special robes of knighthood tailor made in Vatican.
Mama Mbire, 86, a mother of six, has been instrumental in supporting the Catholic church. She contributed significantly to the construction of Kasanga Catholic Church and extensive support for Rushoboroza Parish in Kabale
She started  Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Association Limited (UWEAL) and Uganda Women’s Trust Bank to empower women economically. She is also a Presidential Advisor on Women Empowerment.