Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the now fallen Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese was the pioneer Bishop of Kasana-Luweero Diocese that was established on November 30, 1996. He was elevated to Archbishop in 2006.
The former leaders of Kasana-Luweero
Diocese are mourning the sudden demise of His Grace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga,
the pioneer Bishop of the diocese. The Chancellor of Kampala Archdiocese, Fr.
Pius Male communicated the prelate’s demise in a statement issued on Saturday
"With deep sorrow, I hereby inform you
that our beloved Shepherd, the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, His Grace Dr
Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has been called to the House of the Lord. The Archbishop
was found dead in his room this morning. We pray that the Almighty and Merciful
God may grant him eternal rest," the statement read in part.
Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the now fallen
Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese was the pioneer Bishop of Kasana-Luweero
Diocese that was established on November 30, 1996. He was elevated to Archbishop in 2006. As
a result, Msgr. Matthias Kanyerezi was appointed Diocesan Administrator for two
years until, Rt. Rev. Paul Ssemogerere was consecrated second Bishop of the
diocese in 2008.
The sudden news of Lwanga’s death has shocked
the people of Kasana-Luweero. It comes a day after they watched on social media
platforms, partaking in the Ecumenical Public Way of the Cross in Kampala.
Uganda Radio Network spoke to some of the people who worked with the deceased Archbishop
during his tenure at Kasana-Luweero Diocese.
They can’t forget his Latin theme “Urt ubent
vitam”, literally meaning that; “I have come, so that they breathe new life” he
started with his administration. This was premised on the aftermath of the
1981-86 NRM Bush war, which had left the populace impoverished and in total
Charles Nsereko has served as a Catechist in
Kasana-Luweero for 26 years. Nsereko, who doubles as the Executive Secretary in
the Diocesan Lay Apostolate Office, says that the then Bishop Lwanga through
Caritas Kasanaensis, the Diocesan social development arm, invested heavily in
among other things markets to fight poverty in the area partly caused by the
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Rev. Fr. Joseph Nsereko, the first Pastoral
Coordinator of Kasana-Luweero Diocese says that Lwanga caused massive
development in the Diocese. He says that he worked tirelessly through among
others evangelization, to console the people of Luweero following their
experience in the Bush war.
time he was appointed Archbishop, he had among others, refurbished the Kasana
Cathedral and right opposite it, he had constructed a Multi-purpose building
named KALUDO Complex to help the Diocese acquire more revenue for social
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When contacted by URN, Rev. Fr. John Mary Mpoza
and Peter Sserubombwe, the first Chancellor and Leader of the Laity in
Kasana-Luweero Diocese under the leadership of Bishop Lwanga, said the sudden
demise had rendered them speechless.