Breaking: Orthodox Church’s Yona Lwanga Dead!

Breaking: Orthodox Church’s Yona Lwanga Dead!

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 By Spy Uganda

Kampala: Archbishop Yona Lwanga, the Metropolitan of Kampala and all Uganda, in Central Africa under the Eastern Orthodox Church of Alexandria has died, his office revealed on Sunday.

READ ALSO: Breaking! Archbishop Kizito Lwanga Is Dead!

He was the leader of the Orthodox in Kampala, with jurisdiction over all of Uganda.

Outspoken Lwanga, a member of the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) was 76 years old at the time of his death on Sunday Sept, 6, 2021.

Lwanga died in Athens, the Capital of Greece where he was reportedly being treated for Cancer, although this website can’t confirm now that he’s has died of the same.

His death comes five months after the death of Kampala Catholic  Archbishop Dr.Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, who was found dead in his house in Kampala.

Archbishop Lwanga was a known government critic who fought for the rights of the oppressed.

Lwanga 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 completed a degree in Theology and Philosophy from the University of Athens, Greece.

In 1979−1981 he served as Secretary of the Orthodox Mission in Uganda before he was ordained a Deacon on May 1, 1981.

He was ordained a priest a year later and a vicar Bishop of Bukoba on 27 January 1992.

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

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

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