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Uganda Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga reportedly dies at the age 68

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Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga has passed away.

The Archbishop was found dead in his house early this morning, reports reaching us says: –  “With deep sorrow, I hereby inform you that our beloved Shepherd, the Archibishop of Kampala Archdiocese, His Grace Dr 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,” said Fr Pius Male Ssentumbwe in a statement released on Saturday afternoon.”

Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga was born in January 1953, appointed as Archbishop of Kampala on August 19, 2006, had his education at the Kyabakadde Primary School.

He had his seminary education at the Nyenga seminary in 1964, Archbishop Cyprian Between 1972 and 1974 studied at Katigondo National Major Seminary, in present-day Kalungu District.

He then studied Theology at Ggaba National Seminary, in Kampala. In 1979, he joined the University of Clermont-Ferrand in France, where he studied administration and languages, with particular emphasis on administration. Later, he studied at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, wherein in 1994, he earned a doctorate in Canon Law.

He has ordained a priest on April 8, 1978, at Rubaga Cathedral by Cardinal Emmanuel Kiwanuka Nsubuga, served as a priest of Kampala Archdiocese until November 30, 1996.

Appointed the first bishop of the Diocese of Kasana-Luweero on November 30, 1996 and consecrated bishop on March 1, 1997 at Kasana-Luweero, by Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala, Archbishop of Kampala, assisted by Bishop Joseph Bernard Louis Willigers, Bishop of Jinja and Bishop Paul Lokiru Kalanda, Bishop of Fort Portal.

On August 19, 2006, he was appointed the third Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala and was installed as the third Archbishop of Kampala on September 30, 2006 at Rubaga Cathedral, succeeding Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala, who resigned.

On February 2, 2020, Lwanga issued a decree that Catholics in the archdiocese of Kampala could only receive Holy Communion on the tongue and not on the hand.

 

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