Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has died, the Catholic Church has said.
Fr Pius Male Ssentumbw confirmed the news in a statement released on Saturday afternoon.
“With deep sorrow, I hereby inform you that our beloved Shepherd, the Archibishop 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.
Further arrangements will be communicated later,” he said.
Dr Lwanga was last seen in public on Friday, April 2, 2021, when he said mass at Rubaga Catholic church where he led the homily of Good Friday celebration.
In December last year, the Archbishop was in the spotlight for calling for postponement of January 2021 elections.
Addressing journalists in Kampala, Dr Lwanga who appeared with some members of the Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC) which he chaired suggested that the presidential elections be postponed for three years to contain the spread of coronavirus.