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Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, 68, found dead in his room

The Archbishop of Kampala Catholic Archdiocese Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga is dead.

The Archbishop of Kampala Catholic Archdiocese Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga is dead.

According to the secretary-general of the Episcopal Conference Monsignor John Baptist Kauta, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga was found dead yesterday morning at his residence at Lubaga. 

Lwanga became the Bishop of Kampala in 2006 after the retirement of Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala. Yesterday, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga joined the Anglican Archbishop of Uganda, Dr. Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu in the way of the cross that took place at Namirembe Cathedral. It was said that Lwanga had been sick for some days last week but by Friday he was in good health.

According to Father Phillip Odi, the spokesperson of the Episcopal Conference, it is suspected that he could have died of a heart attack after a hectic Friday. 

Lwanga was born on January 19, 1953, in Kyabakadde Kyampisi sub county Mukono district. He was ordained priest on April 9, 1978.

On November 30 1996 he was appointed the Bishop of Kasana Luwero, the position he held up to September 30, 2006, when he assumed the office of the Archbishop of Kampala.

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