Archbishop Jonah Lwanga to be buried on Monday next week
Orthodox Church has announced that the late Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga will be laid to rest on Monday next week.
While addressing a joint press conference addressed with the Information and National Guidance Minister, Chris Baryomunsi on Wednesday evening, Sylvestos Kisitu the Orthodox Bishop for Gulu and Eastern Uganda announced that Metropolitan Lwanga’s body will arrive in the country from Greece on Saturday morning.
Last funeral rites for the deceased shall be conducted at the Orthodox cathedral in Namugoona starting at 10 am on Saturday, followed by speeches from different dignitaries. The same will continue the entire Sunday.
The Archbishop will be laid to rest on Monday at 4 pm at Namugoona cathedral grounds.
According to Minister Baryomunsi, the Ugandan government has been in touch with their Greek counterparts and the hospital to ensure the return the smooth return of Metropolitan Lwanga’s body.
He also noted that due to the COVID-19 containment measures and Standard Operating Procedures-SPOs, the body will not lie in state, and only a minimal number of mourners shall be allowed to pay their last respects to the deceased.
The government shall also meet all the funeral and burial expenses as the country bids farewell to the Archbishop. He warned Ugandans against fabricating stories about the death of the Archbishop.