The archdiocese of Kampala has set Thursday 8th April of this week as the burial date for the fallen Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
Archbishop Lwanga was announced dead when was found lying lifeless in his room on Saturday afternoon after being seen in public on Good Friday as he took part in this year’s public way of the cross.
His death news announcement was made public through a letter from the Archdiocese of Kampala by Chancellor Fr. Pius Male Ssentumbwe of Lubaga Cathedral Church.
With deep sorrow, I hereby inform you that our beloved Shepherd, the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, His Grace Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has been called to the house of the Lord. The Archbishop was found dead in his room this morning. We pray that the Almighty and Merciful God may grant him eternal rest.
We condole with all of you sear people of God especially clergy. Religious and lay faithful of Kampala Archdiocese and the Late Archbishop’s family. May the Almighty God strengthen us all in this difficult time.Read the statement
A burial program set by the Diocese of Kampala indicates that the fallen archbishop, also known as The Speaker will be buried on Thursday this week.
The burial program stipulates that a requiem mass will be held as the cathedral on Monday 5th April, led by the Bishop of Luweero Diocese, Paul Ssemogerere.
Another Mass has been scheduled at Kyamukadde, in Lugazi diocese where Archbishop Lwanga was born and raised.
Former auxiliary Bishop of Kampala Christoper Kakooza is expected to preside over the Eucharistic celebration. This is Archbishop Lwanga’s birthplace.
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. The body of the late archbishop will not be taken to Luweero Diocese where Lwanga acted first as Bishop before being elevated to become the Archbishop of Kampala Diocese.