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“We found him dead”, Kampala Archdiocese confirms death of Kizito Lwanga

The Kampala Archdiocese has on Saturday afternoon confirmed the death of their Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.

According to the statement released by the Archdiocese Chancellor, Mr. Pius Male Ssentumbwe, Lwanga was found dead in his house on Saturday morning.

“With deep sorrow, I hereby inform you that our beloved Shepherd, the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, His Grace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has been called to the house of the Lord,” said Ssentumbwe in a communique released on Saturday.

“The Archbishop was found dead in his room this morning. We pray that the Almighty and Merciful God may grant him eternal rest.”

“Further arrangements will be communicated later,” he added.

Born in January 1953, Dr Lwanga was appointed as Archbishop of Kampala on August 19, 2006. Read Full Profile here: Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, The life and times of fallen Kampala Archbishop

Dr Lwanga was last seen in public yesterday (April 2, 2021) as he said mass at Rubaga Catholic church where he led the homily of Good Friday celebrations.

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In the photo above, Archbishops Stephen Kaziimba (Church Of Uganda) and Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga (Kampala), lead Christians in observing the Way of the Cross organised by the Uganda Joint Christian Council at Namirembe Cathedral in Kampala on Friday April 2, 2021 as Christians celebrated the “Good Friday”.


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