The Late Archbishop Kizito Lwanga’s burial programme, biography

The now Late Archbishop Cyprian Kuzito Lwanga

KAMPALA — The Catholic Church has revealed that the late Kampala Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga will be buried on Thursday near Rubaga Cathedral.

According to the the programme seen by this website, the official mourning for the deceased starts Monday with a mass at 10am at Rubaga cathedral.

“On Tuesday the body will leave Mulago mortuary straight to his ancestral home at Kyabakadde along Gayaza road. There will be a mass at 10am and the body will stay overnight,” the program reads in part.

“Burial will take place on Thursday with a mass starting at 10am at the metropolitan burial grounds besides Rubaga cathedral,” the tentative programme forwarded to the Nuncial through the chairman of the Episcopal Conference says.

However, the programme says that if there appears a will specifying a chance in the burial grounds, Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga’s burial place will be changed accordingly.

Archbishop Lwanga was found dead in his room Saturday morning. He was 68, and had preached at an ecumenical Way of the Cross the preceding evening.

The Ugandan bishops’ conference said April 3 that “the members of the Conference extend their condolences to the Clergy, religious and faithful of the Archdiocese of Kampala, and the Catholic Church in Uganda.”

Archbishop Lwanga had taken part on Good Friday in the annual ecumenical Way of the Cross at Namirembe Cathedral, Kampala’s Anglican cathedral.

“Jesus died for you, he died for me, he died for all of humanity. I wish a very, very…successful Way of the Cross,” Archbishop Lwanga said at the beginning of the Way of the Cross April 2.

Who was His Grace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga

Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga was born on 19th January 1953, at Kyabakadde, Naggalama, in the present Lugazi Diocese.

He was ordained a priest on 8th April 1978 at Lubaga Cathedral by His Eminence Emmanuel Cardinal Nsubuga.

Appointed first Bishop of Kasana-Luweero Diocese on 16th November 1996 and ordained Bishop on 1st March 1997 at Kasana-Luweero.

Appointed the third Archbishop of Kampala on 19th August 2006 and installed as the third Archbishop of Kampala on 30th September 2006 at Lubaga Cathedral.


Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga was born at Naggalama in Mukono district formerly the Archdiocese of Kampala (but now the Diocese of Lugazi) on January 19th 1953.

His Late Father Joseph Nsubuga Wamala was a catechist and he died in 1983. He attended Kyabakadde Primary School and in 1964, he joined Nyenga Seminary. He thereafter entered the National Major Seminary of Philosophy of Katigondo (1972-1974) and in 1974-1978, he studied Theology at the National Seminary of Ggaba. He was ordained a priest on April 9th 1978 by the Late Cardinal Emmanuel Nsubuga of the Archdiocese of Kampala.

In 1979, he joined the University of Clermont-Ferrand (France) to study a course in administration and languages, with particular focus on administration.

He was appointed Chaplain of His Holiness in 1986. In 1994, he was awarded a Doctorate in Canon Law of the Pontifical Urban University in Rome.


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