Archbishop Lwanga ‘s Send-Off
The final mass to send off the vocal archbishop of Kampala archdiocesan Dr, Cyprian Lwanga is happening now at the historical Lubaga cathedral.
Archbishop Lwanga will be laid to rest inside the cathedral on Thursday next to 2 of his predecessors .
Hundreds of Christians have flocked the church on the invite to pay their last respect to the fallen-out-spoken church leader who is largely remembered for inspiring people with his blant messages.
The deceased’s body arrived at the church at about 8am aboard the Uganda Funeral Services (UFS) and was viewed by mourners between 8 am and 9 am.
Yesterday the Kampala archdiocese confirmed that only 500 guests would be allowed inside the cathedral premises and security would be tightened to enforce the standard operating procedures on COVID -19.
All mourners are required to wash their hands or sanitize at the gate before entering and wear face masks as a must.
Tents have been put up outside the cathedral with well distanced seats where faithfuls are following proceedings.
500 People Allowed To Attend Archbishop Lwanga BurialTop government officials including ministers and politicians ,the queen of Buganda Nabagereka ,religious leaders are all present at the church to pay their last respect
.Archbishop Lwanga ‘s Send-Off
Lwanga died on Saturday morning at 9am , aged 68,at his room in the cathedral.
A postmortem report released on Monday revealed that he succumbed to a heart attack after an artery was blocked by a blood clot.
He will be buried inside the church at the Uganda Martyrs Corner,where his forefathers including Joseph Kiwanuka and Bishop Edward Michaud were buried.
Kiwanuka served as the archbishop of Rubaga from 1961 until his death in 1966, while Bishop Michaud served as the apostolic vicar in Tabora in Tanzania before being transferred to Uganda in 1932. He died in 1945.
Grave construction, a crypt is where the remains of Lwanga will be interred tomorrow.