Reports coming in indicate that Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has been found dead in his bed this Saturday morning.
A statement released by the Archdiocese of Kampala confirmed the death that happened on Saturday morning.
“With deep sorrow, I hereby inform you that our beloved Shepherd, the Archbishop of Kampala Diocese, 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,” part of the statement read.
Lwanga’s last public appearance was on Friday at Namirembe Cathedral where he led the way of the cross as the chairperson of the Uganda Joint Christian Council(UJCC).
He served as a priest of Kampala Archdiocese until 30 November 1996.
Lwanga was appointed the first Bishop of the Kasana-Luweero Diocese in 1996.
In 2006, he was appointed the third Archbishop of theArchdiocese of Kampalato succeed Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala who resigned.
Lwanga has been known to be vocal and has on several occasions taken a swipe at the government over its excesses and violation of human rights.