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Kampala Archibishop Dr Cyprian Lwanga to be buried today inside Rubaga Cathedral

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Lwanga died on Saturday morning, aged 68, and a postmortem report released on Monday revealed that he succumbed to heart attack induced by a blood clot.
Inside the church section dubbed Uganda Martyrs Corner, a series of activities, including grave construction, were at full throttle.  This crypt, a final resting place for already two other bishops,


This designated burial location is inside Rubaga Cathedral, on the right-hand side, more precisely, between the graves of Joseph Kiwanuka and Bishop Edward Michaud.

Kiwanuka served as the archbishop of Rubaga from 1961 until his death in 1966, while Bishop Michaud served as the apostolic vicar in Tabora in Tanzania before being transferred to Uganda in 1932. He died in 1945.   

Msgr . Charles Kasibante has confirmed that the decease Archbishop Cyprian kizito Lwanga will be laid to rest in the historical Rubaga Cathedral church.

Dr Lwanga will be the third prelate to be buried inside Rubaga 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 Rubaga.

The archbishop of Kampala Dr Cyprian Kizito, 68, died of a heart attack, a postmortem report has ascertained. Lwanga was found lying lifeless in bed at his residence in Lubaga on Saturday morning and was officially pronounced dead by his personal physician at around 9:08 am.

His sudden death had raised questions with several people spinning conspiracy theories linking his demise to the mysterious death of other prominent clerics who have passed away in recent months. 

Putting to rest questions over Dr Lwanga’s death, the interim archdiocesan administrator Msgr. Charles Kasibante and the archdiocesan health coordinator Dr Andrew Ssekitoleko announced the cause of the death of the fallen prelate during his first requiem mass led by Kasaana-Luweero Diocesan Bishop Paul Ssemwogere at Lubaga cathedral today afternoon. 

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