The Archbishop of the Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga is dead, confirms Uganda Orthodox Church.
Details regarding his death are yet to revealed to the public.
Our spiritual father has gone to meet the Lord !!! 😭😭😭😭. The Lion of the Patriarchate of Alexandria!! pic.twitter.com/XkB3yWoaou
— Uganda Orthodox Church (@Orthodox_ug) September 5, 2021
His Eminence Lwanga was born July 18, 1945 in the village Ddegeya. His grandfather, Obadiah Basajjakitalo, was one of the two initial leaders of the Orthodox Church in Uganda along with Ruben Spartas Mukasa.
He completed his general education in Bulemezi and Kyaddondo, Uganda (1952-1964).
Between 1964-1968, he studied at the Ecclesiastical School of Crete. In 1968-1978 he studied and earned a degree in Theology and Philosophy from the University of Athens.
In 1979−1981 he served Secretary of the Orthodox Mission in Uganda.
On May 1, 1981 he was ordained a Deacon, in 1982 he was ordained a priest.
On January 27, 1992 he was ordained vicar Bishop of Bukoba.
On 12 May 1997 he was elected by the Holy Synod as Metropolitan of Kampala and All Uganda.
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