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Archbishop Lwanga laid to rest as Ssemogerere takes interim charge

Archbishop Lwanga's body being lowered into the grave

Archbishop Lwanga's body being lowered into the grave

The late archbishop of Kampala Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has been laid to rest inside Rubaga Cathedral in Kampala. Lwanga died of a heart attack last Saturday according to a postmortem report released by the doctors.  

At the burial, Lwanga was hailed for his commitment to the development of the Church and his efforts to ensure better quality of life of Ugandans. According to President Yoweri Museveni, the government and Uganda as a whole will miss him for his wise counsel and a practical approach to religion, which saw him transform people’s lives. 

In his message read by vice president Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi, the president contributed Shs 300 million towards burial costs. Museveni added that although the government gave Lwanga an official burial for his contributions to national development, henceforth this will be accorded to all religious leaders at the level equivalent to an archbishop.     

The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II hailed Lwanga for his developmental ideas which he personally shared through the projects he led within the kingdom. Mutebi expressed sadness that the archbishop has died before commissioning a museum he had set up at Rubaga hill and named it after his father Ssekabaka Mutesa I. The museum was set to be opened in April last year but was disrupted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

While delivering his message, Buganda Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga said that despite Lwanga being a top religious leader, he did not shy away from supporting the traditional and cultural development of the kingdom. Mayiga said that unfortunately, the way Lwanga died, it did not give the kingdom a chance to visit him during sickness.     

Earlier, it was announced that Bishop Paul Ssemogerere of the Kasana-Luweero diocese will oversee the archdiocese as its apostolic administrator until a substantive archbishop is appointed. This was contained in the Pope’s message to the Church, read by his representative to Uganda, (Papal Nuncio) archbishop Bianco Luigi.   

Bishop Paul Ssemogerere

The chairperson of the Episcopal Conference, Bishop Anthony Zziwa, explained that Bishop Ssemogerere remains diocesan bishop of Luwero and only will govern the diocese in the name of the supreme pontiff and coordinate the day to day work of the archdiocese until the Pope names the new archbishop.

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+2 #1 WADADA rogers 2021-04-08 23:27
It is a fact the Cyprian is gone, all we ask of you the powers that be is to precisely tell us who killed him and for what reasons, dont tell us your nosense of heart attack, we have had enough of that, the list of those who have died under the same claim is endless, what is causing these endless heart attacks.
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0 #2 veronika biira 2021-04-09 08:29
We bless the lord
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+1 #3 Muteesa 2021-04-09 10:23
Quoting WADADA rogers:
It is a fact the Cyprian is gone, all we ask of you the powers that be is to precisely tell us who killed him and for what reasons, dont tell us your nosense of heart attack, we have had enough of that, the list of those who have died under the same claim is endless, what is causing these endless heart attacks.


This kind of comment is from a stressed human being. And stress is leading contributing factor for heart disease.

So worry more about what will kill you than what killed someone that never even thought of you for a split second for all the 70 years he was on earth.
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+3 #4 Odongo Richard Otim 2021-04-09 10:28
Quoting WADADA rogers:
It is a fact the Cyprian is gone, all we ask of you the powers that be is to precisely tell us who killed him and for what reasons, dont tell us your nosense of heart attack, we have had enough of that, the list of those who have died under the same claim is endless, what is causing these endless heart attacks.


The Heart Attack has become synonymous with big people death in Uganda at the time when such people aren't in very good terms with the Government of Uganda,that's why it's creating suspicion that this could be another induced attack.

As long as these death continues with similar trends it will one time make people loose trusts in government. It is better for Government to accept critism and adjust according to what is seen as proper and the right way to go.
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0 #5 kabayekka 2021-04-09 23:00
Unfortunately for the country of Buganda, it transpires that the Katikkiro of Buganda is now the king as the king himself is still in lockdown against COVID19 and probably against many more other human sickness.

It is unfortunate that much of the illness that is killing the brave people of this country left, right and center cannot be treated successfully at the home country.
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0 #6 WADADA rogers 2021-04-10 08:30
I implore the readers to read a book Titled; in God's name: Only thirty-three days after his election, Pope John Paul I,Albino Luciani, died in strange circumstances.

Almost immediately rumours of a cover-up began to circulate around the Vatican. In his researches David Yallop uncovered an extraordinary story: behind the Pope's death lay a dark and complex web of corruption within the Church that involved the Freemasons, Opus Dei and the Mafia and the murder of the 'Pope's Banker' Roberto Calvi.
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0 #7 WADADA rogers 2021-04-10 08:31
When first published in 1984 In God's Name was denounced by the Vatican yet became an award-winning international bestseller.

In this new edition, Yallop brings the story up to date and reveals new evidence that has been long buried concerning the truth behind the Vatican cover-up.

This is a classic work of investigative writing whose revelations will continue to reverberate around the world.
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0 #8 Kasede 2021-04-11 22:29
Quoting veronika biira:
We bless the lord

Amen
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0 #9 Kasede 2021-04-11 22:54
Quoting WADADA rogers:
It is a fact the Cyprian is gone, all we ask of you the powers that be is to precisely tell us who killed him and for what reasons, ....


Really? !!!! Was he killed? He is definitely dead. RIP Dear Archbishop. Please do not point the figure towards M7 for this because both M7 and the Late have confirmed that they COLLABORATED with each other.

Do you remember that: (a) The Late Shepard warned his flock of sheep not to confess to him? {I do not over-rate sheep's intellectual ability anyway}. (b) There was a warning given to us all to the effect that "the troubles of the 1980s reached into the churches too .... ".

Well, M7 has just revealed that Later provided logistics for that. So, are we talking of him being in Heaven now or alternatively in Hell? Fine, just find some stretch of street and name it after him. Summary: He is your Saint but my Devil.
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