The deceased Archbishop Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga will be laid to rest today on Thursday in the historical Rubaga Cathedral church.
The requiem mass will start at 10:00 am and it will be presided over by the reigning Chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, the Rt Rev Prof Joseph Antony Zziwa.
The Late Archbishop Lwanga will be the third prelate to be buried inside Rubaga Cathedral. The first prelate to be buried in there was Bishop Edouard Michaud, a Canadian Clergyman who was one of the priest missionaries known as White Fathers. He was the vicar Apostolic of Uganda from 1933 until he died in 1945.
Inside the same church are the remains of Dr Joseph Kiwanuka, the first native African to be ordained a Catholic bishop in modern times who died in 1966 five years after his appointment as Archbishop of Rubaga.
Dr Lwanga will be laid in the middle of the two of his ‘fore grandfathers’. He died in his sleep last week on Saturday at the age of 68 years old.
Several roads around Rubaga will be closed off as there will be traffic diversions at Nabunya junction, Kabusu roundabout and Rubaga Hospital at Mutesa Road. Rubaga Road leading to the cathedral will be restricted from motorists. Motorists with stickers will access the cathedral from Kabuusu roundabout via Stensera Road and Mugwanya Road via Mutesa Road respectively.
All Very Important Persons (VIPs) will access the cathedral through Kabusu roundabout to Stensera Road and park at Centenary Bank parking yard, Uganda Martyrs University, Social Centre. While those from Mutesa Road will park at Rubaga Girls School and Rubaga Hospital parking yard.