The now late Archbishop of Kampala Diocese Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has been laid to rest inside the Rubaga Cathedral.
The prelate’s final sendoff was attended by the vice president Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, Buganda Kingdom’s Maama Sylvia Nagginda, Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga, Former presidential Candidate & NUP leader, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine among other mourners.
During the requiem mass held on Thursday at Rubaga Cathedral, the fallen archbishop was praised for his immense contributions towards Catholic Church and the development of Uganda.
In his remarks, President Yoweri Museveni applauded Dr. Lwnaga for the increasingly spearheading the effort of wealth creation and initiating the Wekembe initiative.
“When Cyprian became the bishop of Kasana Luweero, I was happy because I knew him as a young priest. He is just about eight years younger than me. I knew about his microfinance project called ‘Twekembe’ that he started with his salary,” the president said.
In a condolence message delivered by the Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga, Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi applauded the good relationship which the deceased maintained between the church and Buganda Kingdom.
“The Archbishop Lwanga was a voice to the depressed and an advocate for human rights. May his soul rest in peace,” Kabaka said.
During the service, Bishop Paul Semwogere who superintends over Luwero Dioceses was named the caretaker of Kampala Archdiocese.