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September 20, 2021

Just In: Head of Orthodox church in Uganda Yonah Lwanga is dead

New coming in indicates that the head of the Orthodox Church in Uganda, Metropolitan Yonah Lwanga has died.

Lwanga has been a vocal cleric, preaching against injustice in the country.

His death comes months after the head of the Catholic archdiocese of Kampala on Uganda Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga died.

The cause of his death is not yet known.

About Yonah Lwanga

Jonah Lwanga was born 18 July 1945 in Degeya village in Luwero, Uganda. Lwanga’s 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).

In 1964-1968 he studied at the Ecclesiastical School of Crete. In 1968-1978 he holds a degree in Theology and Philosophy from the University of Athens with.

In 1979−1981 he served as Secretary of the Orthodox Mission in Uganda and on 1 May 1981 he has ordained a Deacon. A year later, he was ordained a priest.

On 27 January 1992 he has ordained vicar Bishop of Bukoba and On 12 May 1997, he was elected by the Holy Synod as Metropolitan of Kampala and All Uganda.

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