|By; Jjunju Francis
April 7, 2021
The body of the late Archbishop of Kampala Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has spent half of the entire day today at Uganda Martyrs Shrine Namugongo for the general public to pay him last respect and pray in faith for the peaceful repose of his soul.
The body arrived as early as 9am under the management of the Uganda Funeral Services, taken to the Basilica where the Christians paid him respect and at 10am the third requiem mass began at the pavilions led by the Bishop of Masaka diocese Rt. Rev. Serverus Jjumba.
In his homily he started by consoling the congregation for the loss of such a gallant shepherd of God so sudden that everyone is still questioning the cause of such a death barely two months when the Catholic Church had lost Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa of Masaka.
Bishop Jjumba said Christians and all Ugandans are at a point of despondence, disappointment, discouragement, defeated and despair because of the death of the shepherd Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
A vigilant soldier of the lord and a dedicated servant whose motto; Rabora et rabola – Pray and work, he has manifested himself as a vigilant soldier ready to protect the sheep, a voice of the voiceless and that witness has not gone without a cost to him.
However Catholics Jesus Christ at this moment of Easter is in charge and reminding all to open their hearts and ears to listen for his voice because he takes care of his flock.
The death of Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga should awaken the faith of the believers right from Baptism and pray that may the lord hear his voice in heaven.
The Central Government has been represented by Hon Chris Baryomunsi the state minister for housing and urban development.
Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga 68, died of ischemic heart disease on Saturday April 3, 2021 at his residence in Rubaga and will be buried on Thursday April 8, 2021 in Rubaga Cathedral.