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Fallen Archbishop Lwanga To Be Buried On Thursday


The Kampala Archdiocese has set Thursday this week as the send-off date for the fallen archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.

The burial program stipulates that a requiem mass will be held at the cathedral on Monday 5th April, led by the Bishop of Luweero Diocese, Paul Ssemogerere.

Another Mass has been scheduled on 6th April at Kyamukadde, in Lugazi diocese where Archbishop Lwanga was born. Former auxiliary Bishop of Kampala Christoper Kakooza is expected to preside over the Eucharistic celebration.

On April 7th, at 10.00 am, the late archbishop’s body will arrive at Lubaga Cathedral and mass will be celebrated in remembrance of the fallen Catholice prelate. Mass is expected to be led by the Bishop of Masaka Diocese, Bishop Severus Jumba. A vigil at the cathedral will also be held.

At 10.00 am Thursday April 8th, a requiem mass will be held at Lubaga cathedral and later burial will take place at the same place. The chairperson of the Uganda episcopal conference, Bishop Joseph Anthony Ziwa is expected to lead Mass.

According to Fr Pius Male Ssentumbwe, the Chancellor of Archdiocese of Kampala, Archbishop Lwanga was found dead in his room on Saturday morning at Lubaga Cathedral.

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