The Archbishop of the Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga, has passed on this evening at the age of 76.

The Orthodox Church said in a brief statement yesterday(05th.September.2021) that their spiritual father has gone to be with the Lord.

The cause of his death is however not yet known as details are still scanty.

The Church had early yesterday virtually held an intercessory prayer, also informing congregants that His Eminence Lwanga was hospitalized.

Born in 1945, Lwanga studied at the Ecclesiastical School of Crete between 1964 and 1968 before attaining a degree in Theology and Philosophy from the University of Athens.

Between 1979−1981 he served a Secretary of the Orthodox Mission in Uganda and in May 1981, he was ordained a Deacon before becoming a priest a year later.

On 12 May 1997 he was elected by the Holy Synod as Metropolitan of Kampala and All Uganda.

Lwanga has been vocal and on several occasions has not spared government in condemning its excesses. The Uganda Orthodox Church constitutes of 0.1% approximately 300,000 to 400,000 followers. END


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