The retired Anglican Bishop of Busoga Diocese, Rt Rev Cyprian Bamwoze is dead.

Bishop Bamwoze succumbed to cancer this morning at the Uganda Cancer Institute, the church and family sources confirmed.

Rt. Rev. Samuel Bogere Egesa, the Bishop of Bukedi Diocese has confirmed Bamwoze’s death, saying Christians of Busoga and the entire country have lost a dedicated servant of the Lord.

“I checked on him at the cancer institute last week. He could recognize visitors although he couldn’t talk well,” Egesa said. He says the late Bishop had spent almost six months in hospital.

Bamwoze was consecrated Bishop on August 6, 1972. A week later he was enthroned as first Bishop of Busoga Diocese on August 13, 1972.

The Anglican Church says arrangements for his funeral and send off will be communicated soon.

More details to follow…..