Fallen Bishop Benon Magezi to be laid to rest on Friday at Kinyasano

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KAMPALA– The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda His Grace Dr Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu will announce the caretaker Bishop for North Kigezi.

His Grace Kaziimba Mugalu is expected to make this announcement in the funeral service at All Saints Cathedral Kampala or on the day of the final send off in Rukungiri on Friday. 

“May God grant His Grace the wisdom as he chooses the caretaker Bishop, we continue to pray to God to comfort Mama Gladys Magezi, children and North Kigezi Christian community” Statement from Church.

Bishop Benon Magezi who succumbed to COVID-19 on Tuesday at Mulago National Referral Hospital will be Scientifically laid to rest on Friday June 18, 2021.

The Bishop Emeritus of North Kigezi Diocese Rt Rev Patrick Tugume Tusingwire on Wednesday asked the Christians to keep off from Emmanuel Cathedral Kinyasano, the Bishop’s office and residence as they mourn the death of late Bishop Benon Magezi.

Emeritus Bishop Tusingwire said that the Diocese and entire country was indeed living in hard times and the only solution is to be extra careful and follow the Standard Operating Procedures that were put in place by the government to stop the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

Information from the Church of Uganda indicates that fallen Bishop Magezi will be laid to rest at Emmanuel Cathedral Kinyasano on Friday June 28th 2021 at 10Am.