KAMPALA —Deceased Kampala Catholic Archbishop Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga succumbed to heart attack, a post-mortem report says.
The cause of death, the report says, was ischemic heart disease following Coronary artery thrombosis. This means a heart attack that is due to a blood clot that was found inside the artery that supplies blood to the heart.
The revelation was made during the requiem mass at Lubaga Cathedral on Easter Monday attended by several church and government leaders.
Lubaga Hospital Executive Director Dr. Andrew Sekitoleko says he suffered a blood clot in one of the heart arteries, and the condition kills within in 3-5 minutes.
Dr. Ssekitoleko read the report conducted from the the initial postmortem that was done at Lubaga Cathedral.
Another postmortem done at Mulago National Referral Hospital mortuary on Saturday lasting into the late evening. The prelate’s body was reportedly thereafter moved to back Rubaga Hospital.
According to the Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference, Monsignor John Baptist Kauta, Dr Lwanga was found dead this morning at his residence in Lubaga. On Friday, a day before his death, Archbishop Lwanga joined the Archbishop of Uganda, Dr Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu in the way of the cross that took place at Namirembe Cathedral. It was said that Lwanga had been sick for some days last week but by Friday, he was in good health.
Born in January 1953, Dr Lwanga was appointed as Archbishop of Kampala on August 19, 2006.
He attended Kyabakadde Primary School. He entered Nyenga Seminary in 1964. Between 1972 and 1974, he studied at Katigondo National Major Seminary, in present-day Kalungu District. He then studied Theology at Ggaba National Seminary, in Kampala. In 1979, he joined the University of Clermont-Ferrand in France, were he studied administration and languages, with particular emphasis on administration. Later, he studied at Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, where in 1994, he earned a doctorate in Canon Law.