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.
Several parishes in Kampala Archdiocese on Thursday held requiem masses
for the late Kampala Archbishop Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
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 of Lwanga will be going on at St Mary's
At some of the parishes visited by URN reporters, Christians turned up in big
numbers for the mass.
At Kasanga Parish, Reverend Father Joseph Mukiibi, the Assistant
parish priest told Christians to emulate the deceased. He said that Dr Lwanga was
a role model to many priests and also cared for the underprivileged.
‘’The Archbishop has been known as a person of development to all his
community, sharing with the poor and always cherishing for human rights’’ Mukiibi
Charles Abalo, a Christian of Kansanga parish says that he will
miss the Archbishop for the many things that he has done for the church and
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Gonzaga Yiga, another Christian says that they will always remember Dr Cyprian
Kizito Lwanga for the advice and contribution to the Catholic community in the parish.
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Marion Nalubowa, the Chairperson of the Women’s Guild Kasanga
parish says that Dr, Lwanga advocated for hard work and initiated several
income-generating activities for the women in the parish.
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At Christ the King Church, Rev. Fr. Mathias Ntezi, the Assistant Parish Priest
said that Archbishop Lwanga was a man of peace who remained calm amidst
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Julia Nanyunja said that the Christians will focus on emulating
the good deeds of Archbishop Lwanga. She
says that says the deceased has impacted spiritually on many Christians in the
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At Kamwokya Catholic Parish, Father Joseph Nsubuga told Christians that they
have lost a mentor who advocated for unity and development.
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Grace Okoti, a Christian at Kamwokya parish described the prelate as a person who interacted with people of different denominations without
‘’He has always given abrupt visits to our parish just to check on his priests
and the Christians and whenever he goes he advocates for a development, he has
been yearning to bring many people close to God and advocating for peace’ Okoti said.
Some parishes that include St Peter’s Nsambya preferred to hold the requiem
mass at 7 and 8 am to enable Christians to follow the main requiem mass at 10
am at Lubaga Cathedral from their homes.
At St Charles Lwanga Ntinda parish, Davis Owomugisha, a Christian
said that the Archbishop will be remembered for uniting Christians from different religious denominations in the country.
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Archbishop Lwanga was buried inside Lubaga Cathedral.