FULL REPORT: Archbishop Lwanga died of heart attack

Archbishop Lwanga died of heart failure (PHOTO/Courtesy)

KAMPALA — Deceased Kampala Archdiocese- Archbishop Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga succumbed to heart attack- Postmortem report says.

The cause of death,
the report says, was ischemic heart disease following Coronary artery thrombosis.

“This means a heart attack that is due to a blood clot that was found inside the artery that supplies blood to the heart,” the report read by Dr. Andrew Ssekitoleko indicated.

The revelation was made during the requiem mass at Lubaga Cathedral on Easter Monday attended by several church and government leaders.

Dr. Ssekitoleko read the report conducted from the the initial postmortem that was done at Lubaga Cathedral.

Dr. Ssekitoleko read the report conducted from the the initial postmortem that was done at Lubaga Cathedral.

Another postmortem done at Mulago National Referral Hospital mortuary on Saturday lasting into the late evening. The prelate’s body was reportedly thereafter moved to back Rubaga Hospital.

Archbishop Lwanga was found dead in his room Saturday morning. He was 68, and had preached at an ecumenical Way of the Cross the preceding evening.

The Ugandan bishops’ conference said April 3 that “the members of the Conference extend their condolences to the Clergy, religious and faithful of the Archdiocese of Kampala, and the Catholic Church in Uganda.”

Archbishop Lwanga had taken part on Good Friday in the annual ecumenical Way of the Cross at Namirembe Cathedral, Kampala’s Anglican cathedral.

“Jesus died for you, he died for me, he died for all of humanity. I wish a very, very…successful Way of the Cross,” Archbishop Lwanga said at the beginning of the Way of the Cross April 2.

During a requiem Mass at Lubaga Cathedral, ICT minister Judith Nabakooba who represented government said Dr. Lwanga will be accorded a state funeral on April 06, 2021 at Kololo Independence grounds.

Nabakooba said President Museveni will be chief guest for the event.

Born in January 1953, Dr Lwanga was appointed as Archbishop of Kampala on August 19, 2006.

He attended Kyabakadde Primary School. He entered Nyenga Seminary in 1964. Between 1972 and 1974, he studied at Katigondo National Major Seminary, in present-day Kalungu District. He then studied Theology at Ggaba National Seminary, in Kampala. In 1979, he joined the University of Clermont-Ferrand in France, were he studied administration and languages, with particular emphasis on administration. Later, he studied at Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, where in 1994, he earned a doctorate in Canon Law.

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