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Confirmed: Orthodox Archbishop Lwanga body to arrive on Saturday

By Sendijja Dimitrios 

The Uganda Orthodox Church Executive working with the Government of Uganda have confirmed that the body of the late Church’ Archbishop of Kampala and all Uganda Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga will arrive in the country on Saturday morning.

This has been revealed in a press conference held by the Orthodox Church executive and the country’s minister for information and national guidance Chris Baryomunsi.

The chairman board of trustee of the Orthodox Church Fr. John Kibuuka Bbosa, The fundamental efforts between government of Greece and Uganda have yielded fruits leading to confirmation on the dates of flying the body of the deceased prelate back in Uganda.

According to the communication, His Eminence body will fly back by Egypt Air on Thursday 16, September, 2021 and land at Entebbe Airport on the morning of Saturday 18th September at 3:20am.

Minister for information and ICT and the Orthodox church executive board addressing journalists at Namungoona

The deceased Archbishop will then be laid to rest on Monday 20th, September 2021 at St.Nicholas Cathedral Parish Namungoona just behind the grave of the late Archbishop Theodoros Nankyama.

In the earlier program, the deceased prelate body was supposed to arrival in the country on Monday and laid to rest on wednesday 15th but this has not been possible.

The grave of fallen Metropolitan Lwanga being constructed behind that of the late metropolitan Theodros Nankyama

The late Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga breathed his last on Sunday, 5th, September from Athens capital city of Greece, where he had been hospitalized after being diagnosed with Carcinoma Cancer.

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