Government is working together with the Catholic Church and family to accord the late Kampala Archbishop His Grace Cyprian Kizito Lwanga a state funeral.
Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda said that they held a meeting with Church and family members on Sunday, to plan a befitting sendoff for the prelate.
“We, today held a planning meeting at the office of the Prime Minister for a befitting send off for the late Archbishop of Kampala, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga. Government is working closely with the Church and the family to ensure that our spiritual leader receives a dignified sendoff” Prime Minister Rugunda said.
Today, the body of the archbishop will lie in state at Kololo airfield for president Yoweri Museveni as the chief mourner and other government officials to pay final respect. The event will be held from 10;00 a.m. to 12;00 p.m.
According to Msgr Charles Kasibante, the government asked to pay tribute to the deceased, a request which has been granted.
From Kololo, the body will be taken to Kyabakadde in Mukono district, the birth place of the archbishop. Here, Lugazi Diocesan Bishop Christopher Kakooza will lead a Requiem Mass and later the public will be allowed to view the body with strict adherence to covid-19 regulations.
Tomorrow Wednesday, the body of the archbishop will be taken to Uganda Martyrs Shrine, Namugogo where people will be allowed to pay their last respects from 8;00 a.m to 9; 30 a.m and later there will a Requiem Mass led by the Bishop of Masaka diocese Serverus Jjumba.
The fallen prelate will then be laid to rest on Thursday, inside Lubaga Cathedral.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.