Nsubuga, notes if the appointment is to take this direction, the Papal Nuncio, the Pope’s representative, opens consultation consults with various people for the names of qualified individuals. “they would be wide consultations in that matter,” Nsubuga added. “The process involves high-level confidentiality to avoid lobbying, undue pressure on those involved or those being considered, and unnecessary jealousies,” he adds.
On Thursday, the Pope’s representative to Uganda, (Papal Nuncio) Archbishop Bianco Luigi announced that Bishop Ssemogerere of the Kasana-Luwero Diocese will oversee the archdiocese as its Apostolic Administrator until a substantive Archbishop is appointed.
A video of Raymond Soulfa alias Peng Peng, a Ugandan blogger based in Sweden titled “Bano Baswaaza! Ekyama Ekiviriddeko Okufa Kwa Cyprian Lwanga, Amaziga Geyongedde” posted on Log on TV, a YouTube channel of Thursday had garnered the highest number of views: 17,463.
The medical team that carried out the postmortem stated that he died of Ischemic heart disease after a blood vessel leading to his heart failed to transmit blood due to a clot that has occurred. Doctors said the condition is hard to detect and that a person’s life can end within three to five minutes when the incident happens.
On Wednesday, the interim Administrator of Kampala Archdiocese, Monsignor Charles Kasibante directed all parishes in the archdiocese to hold simultaneous requiem masses when the burial will be going on at St Mary's Cathedral Lubaga.
Addressing reporters in a joint press briefing by the Catholic Church and security at the Central Police Station in Kampala this afternoon, Mulumba said that the Church and other authorities have selected only 500 people, mostly priests and Christians who had a special attachment to the late archbishop.
While Archbishop Lwanga died in his bed last week, as a result of heart failure, according to medical reports, his colleague Bishop Kaggwa died after being diagnosed with COVID-19 in January. "It was sudden and untimely, by human standards and it has created despondence, doubt and depression within us," The Bishop of Masaka Diocese Rt Rev Serverus Jjumba said, before asking what is happening to the Church in Uganda.
The Luwero Nakaseke and Nakasongola- LUNANA Council was established in the first years of Lwanga’s service after his consecration in 1997. It aimed at ensuring that Christians from all the religious denominations in the districts of Luweero, Nakaseke and Nakasongola unite for spiritual and social development.
Christians who gathered the Church Lugazi eulogized Dr Lwanga hailing him for spearheading spiritual and economic growth in the area. To the community of Kyabakadde, Lwanga is an irreplaceable symbol that brought their community to the limelight.
Speaking at Kololo Independence Grounds at the national day of mourning, Museveni said that it is difficult to understand how Lwanga could die of a condition that was well-known for long by his doctors.
Dr Lwanga will be the third prelate to be buried inside Lubaga Cathedral. The first prelate to be buried in there was Bishop Edouard Michaud, a Canadian clergyman who was one of the priest missionaries known as White Fathers. He was the vicar Apostolic of Uganda from 1933 until he died in 1945. Inside the same church are the remains of Dr Joseph Kiwanuka, the first native African to be ordained a Catholic bishop in modern times, who died in 1966 five years after his appointment as Archbishop of Lubaga.
The archbishop was found lying lifeless in bed at his residence in Lubaga on Saturday morning and was officially pronounced dead by his personal physician at 9; 08 a.m. His sudden death had raised questions with some people spinning conspiracy theories trying to link his demise with the death of other prominent clerics who have passed away in recent months.
Key among the celebrants at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe included the Nnabagereka of Buganda, Sylvia Nagginda, the Speaker of the Buganda Lukiiko, Patrick Luwagga Mugumbule and Rubaga Division Mayor, Joyce Nabbosa Ssebuggwawo.
According to SOPs issued by the Ministry of Health, all places of worships are expected to accommodate not more than 200 adult persons at a time. They are also expected to enforce washing hands, wearing face masks, social distancing, record the contacts of the worshipers and measure their temperature.
“The eight knights were supposed to be ordained by his Grace, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga today, but the almighty has called him. This has been postponed until another Sheppard, is given to us,” said Rev. Fr. Nteza during a mass on Easter Sunday.