The Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala has Saturday confirmed the passing of its head, Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
The Archdiocese Chancellor Pius Male Ssentumbe announced in a communique that Lwanga had been found dead in his house on Saturday morning.
“With deep sorrow, I hereby inform you that our beloved Shepherd, the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, His Grace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has been called to the house of the Lord,” said Ssentumbe.
“The Archbishop was found dead in his room this morning. We pray that the Almighty and Merciful God may grant him eternal rest.”
He added, “We condole with all of you dear People of God especially the clergy, Religious and Lay faithful of Kampala Archdiocese and the Late Archbishop’s family. May the Almighty God strengthen us all in this very difficult time.”
Further arrangements, he said would be communicated later.
Archbishop Lwanga’s death is believed to have been sudden as he appeared health yesterday Friday, during the Good Friday celebrations in Kampala.