The late Archbishop Jonah Lwanga, the head of the Orthodox Church in Uganda, was acclaimed as a man of courage and conviction by politicians of all stripes.
Lwanga, who was 76 years old at the time of his death, died on September 5th. The cause of his death is uncertain due to a lack of information.
Dr. Kizza Besigye, a doyen of the opposition, praised Lwanga as a tremendous moral voice and leader of all time.
According to Besigye, Lwanga possessed the guts, confidence, and moral activism that were extremely valuable to Uganda’s growth and development, and the country has lost a wonderful man.
Thomas Tayebwa, the government’s top whip, hailed the dead as someone who was dedicated to the Lord’s flock and was faithful in his calling.
Kampala In his greeting, Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago stated the deceased had a fulfilling and excellent life.
“On issues of social justice and equity, he held firm,” Lukwago said.
Despite having been created in the early 1900s, Lwanga was born in 1945, barely a year before the religion was legally recognized by the government.
Between 1964 and 1968, Lwanga attended the Ecclesiastical School of Crete before graduating from the University of Athens with a degree in Theology and Philosophy.
He worked as the Secretary of the Orthodox Mission in Uganda from 1979 to 1981, and in May 1981, he was ordained a Deacon before becoming a priest a year later.
The Holy Synod elected him Metropolitan of Kampala and Uganda on May 12, 1997.