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Official mourning for Archbishop Lwanga starts today, burial on Thursday

The fallen Kampala Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga will be buried on Thursday near Rubaga Cathedral, according to tentative programme released by Catholic Church on Sunday.

According to a tentative program the official mourning for the deceased starts today (Monday) with a mass at 10am at Rubaga cathedral. This will be without the body.

“On Tuesday the body will leave Mulago mortuary straight to his ancestral home at Kyabakadde along Gayaza road. There will be a mass at 10am and the body will stay overnight,” the program reads in part.

Archbishop Lwanga's burial programme: official mourning starts today
Archbishop Lwanga’s burial programme: official mourning starts today

On Wednesday, Archbishop Lwanga’s body will arrive at Rubaga Cathedral and followed by a mass at 10am and later public viewing in front of the cathedral.

“Burial will take place on Thursday with a mass starting at 10am at the metropolitan burial grounds besides Rubaga cathedral,” the tentative program forwarded to the Nuncial through the chairman of the Episcopal Conference says.

However, the program says that if there appears a will specifying a chance in the burial grounds, Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga’s burial place will be changed accordingly.

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Archbishop Lwanga was found dead in his room Saturday morning. He was 68, and had preached at an ecumenical Way of the Cross the preceding evening.

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