Security Agencies to investigate death of Archbishop Jonah Lwanga

Updated at 0101 GMT on Monday 06th September 2021 HICGI News Agency
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Orthodox Archbishop Jonah Lwanga was announced dead by the Orthodox Church. PHOTO / COURTESY

KAMPALA- Investigations have kicked off to ascertain cause of death of The Most Reverend Orthodox Archbishop of Uganda, Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga who died Sunday evening.

“Our spiritual Father is gone to meet the Lord,” the Orthodox Church in Uganda said in a statement on Sunday.

Archbishop Jonah Lwanga

The Church early Sunday virtually held an intercessory prayer, also informing congregants that His Eminence Lwanga was hospitalized.

The vocal prelate was born 08th July 1945, just a year before the religion was recognized by the government despite having been established in the early 1900s.

Lwanga was the Metropolitan of Kampala and All Uganda, in Central Africaunder the Eastern Orthodox Church of Alexandria. His see was Kampala, with jurisdiction over all Uganda with the church numbering about 60,000 people.

Born in the village of Ddegeya, Uganda. Lwanga’s grandfather, Obadiah Basajjakitalo, was one of the two initial leaders of the Orthodox Church in Uganda along with Ruben Spartas Mukasa.

He completed his general education in Bulemezi and Kyaddondo, Uganda (1952-1964).

In 1964-1968 he studied at the Ecclesiastical School of Crete. In 1968-1978 he holds a degree in Theology and Philosophy from the University of Athens with.

In 1979−1981 he served Secretary of the Orthodox Mission in Uganda.

1 May 1981 he was ordained a Deacon, in 1982 he was ordained a priest.

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On 27 January 1992 he was ordained vicar Bishop of Bukoba.

On 12 May 1997 he was elected by the Holy Synod as Metropolitan of Kampala and All Uganda.

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Sources to HICGI News Agency indicate , Uganda Government has established a team of experts to ascertain the cause of his death.

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