Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala 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 Kizito Lwanga had taken part on Good Friday in the annual ecumenical Way of the Cross at Namirembe Cathedral, Kampala’s Anglican cathedral.
The late Archbishop Lwanga was born in 1953, and he was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Kampala in 1978. He was appointed Bishop of Kasana-Luweero in 1996, when the see was erected from the Kampala archdiocese, and he was consecrated a bishop March 1, 1997.
In 2006 he was appointed Archbishop of Kampala.