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Lwanga’s body to be at Kololo, Kyabakadde on Tuesday

The body of the late Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga will on Tuesday, April 6, be taken to Kololo Independence Grounds where a state funeral will be held starting at 10:00 am.

According to the burial programme issued by the Vicar General of Kampala Archdiocese, the Rt Rev Msgr Charles Kasibante on Monday, President Yoweri Museveni will be the Chief Mourner at Kololo.

In the afternoon, at 2:00 pm, Archbishop Lwanga’s body will be at Kyabakadde Catholic parish church, which is his home church located in Kyampisi Sub-County, Mukono district.

The requiem mass will be presided over by the Bishop of Lugazi, the Rt Rev Bishop Christopher Kakooza.

After mass, the Christians will be given an opportunity to view the body of the deceased prelate, after which Uganda Funeral Services will take the body back to Kampala.

On Wednesday (April 7), the body of Archbishop Lwanga will be taken to Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine, Namugongo in Wakiso district.

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Christians will be given the opportunity to view the body of the deceased Prelate from 8:00am to 9:30am, subsequent to which a requiem mass will take place. It will be celebrated by the Bishop of Masaka, the Rt. Rev Serverus Jjumba, starting at 10:00am.


After the function at Namugongo, Archbishop Lwanga’s body will be taken to Rubaga Cathedral, where a funeral vigil will be held.


Lwanga will finally be laid to rest inside Lubaga Cathedral on Thursday (April 8). The funeral mass will start at 10:00 am. It will be presided over by the reigning Chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, the Rt Rev Prof Joseph Antony Zziwa.

On Monday, Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda told a select committee of ministers that President Museveni had directed that the late be accorded an official burial.

An official burial involves the Government working closely with the church and family and meets the costs of burial arrangements. It also includes paying tribute during a sitting of Parliament.

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