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Prof. Sr. Dipio Appointed Consultor of Pontifical Council for Culture

Prof. Sr. Dominica Dipio shows off one of her books "Gender Terrains in African Cinema" during the launch event on 31st October 2014, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

Makerere University’s Sr. Dominica Dipio was on Monday 11th November 2019 appointed one of four consultors of the Vatican-based Pontifical Council for Culture by Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State.

According to an article published on the Association for Catholic Information (ACI) Africa website, Prof. Sr. Dipio could not hide her reverence at being appointed “When the news of the Holy Father’s appointment of four of us, women, as consultors to the Pontifical Council for Culture became public, I felt truly humbled and honoured at the same time.”

Sr. Dipio is a Professor of Literature and Film in the Department of Literature, where she has previously served as Head of Department. She has published widely in the areas of film, folklore, gender and literature and has directed and produced several documentaries such as Crafting the Bamasaba and more recently Word Craft; focusing on the Word as what defines and shapes human relationship in its everyday and specialised usages.

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