“He has died in faith” President Museveni mourns Archbishop Lwanga


KAMPALA– The President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa has joined a number of other Ugandans to mourn the fallen Archbishop Kizito Lwanga.

Lwanga according to the Catholic Church was reportedly found dead in his house this morning.

“With deep sorrow, I hereby inform you that our beloved Shepherd, the Archibishop of Kampala Archdiocese, His Grace Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has been called to the House of the Lord. The Archbishop was found dead in his room this morning. We pray that the Almighty and Merciful God may grant him eternal rest,” said Fr Pius Male Ssentumbwe in a statement released on Saturday afternoon.

Now Museveni on his official twitter handle states that he has learnt about the Archbishop’s death and went on to console the Catholic Church in mourning.

“With profound grief, I have learnt of the death of Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.  I join the Catholic Church, all religious faithful, and the country in mourning Archbishop Lwanga.  He has died in faith. May God grant his soul eternal repose” he posted.

He message follows that of the National Unity Platform President Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine who was pinning the state of having a hand in Lwanga’s death.

Kyagulanyi stated that Lwanga was a man of his mind stressing that the Catholic Church and Uganda as whole has lost a great property.

The details on the cause of Lwanga’s death remain scarce since neither the Catholic Church nor the medics have come out to issue any statement concerning it.