President Yoweri Museveni has on Tuesday at Kololo Independence grounds paid last respects to the fallen Kampala Archibishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
A circulation of photos posted by H.E Museveni on Twitter shows the Head of State at the Kololo grounds where the deceased’s body arrived on Tuesday morning for public viewing.
“At Kololo Airstrip to pay my last respects to Kampala Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga. May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace,” Museveni posted on his Twitter account.
According to the burial program 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.
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.