KAMPALA — The fallen Kampala Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga will be buried on Thursday near Rubaga Cathedral, according to tentative programme released by Catholic Church.
The programme also indicates that the official mourning for the deceased starts Monday with a mass at 10am at Rubaga cathedral.
“On Tuesday the body will leave Mulago mortuary straight to his ancestral home at Kyabakadde along Gayaza road. There will be a mass at 10am and the body will stay overnight,” the program reads in part.
On Wednesday, Archbishop Lwanga’s body will arrive at Rubaga Cathedral and followed by a mass at 10am and later public viewing in front of the cathedral.
“Burial will take place on Thursday with a mass starting at 10am at the metropolitan burial grounds besides Rubaga cathedral,” the tentative program forwarded to the Nuncial through the chairman of the Episcopal Conference says.
However, the program says that if there appears a will specifying a chance in the burial grounds, Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga’s burial place will be changed accordingly.
Archbishop Lwanga 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 Lwanga had taken part on Good Friday in the annual ecumenical Way of the Cross at Namirembe Cathedral, Kampala’s Anglican cathedral.
“Jesus died for you, he died for me, he died for all of humanity. I wish a very, very…successful Way of the Cross,” Archbishop Lwanga said at the beginning of the Way of the Cross April 2.