Cyprian Kizito Lwanga - Cyprian Kizito Lwanga

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Cyprian Kizito Lwanga
Archbishop of Kampala
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed19 August 2006
Installed30 September 2006
PredecessorEmmanuel Wamala
Ordination9 April 1978
by Emmanuel Kiwanuka Nsubuga
Consecration1 March 1997
by Emmanuel Wamala
Personal details
Born (1953-01-19) 19 January 1953 (age 67)
Naggalama, Uganda
Previous postBishop of Kasana-Luweero (1996-2006)
MottoOra et labora ut habeant vitam
Styles of
Cyprian Kizito Lwanga
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Reference style
Spoken styleYour Grace
Religious styleBishop

Cyprian Kizito Lwanga (born 19 January 1953), is a Ugandan  Roman Catholic prelate who serves as the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala. He was appointed as Archbishop of Kampala on 19 August 2006.[1]

Background and education

Cyprian Lwanga was born on 19 January 1953 at Kyabakadde Village, in Naggalama Parish, in present-day Mukono District in the Buganda Region of Uganda. This location lies in present-day Lugazi Diocese.[1][2]

He attended Kyabakadde Primary School. He entered Nyenga Seminary in 1964. Between 1972 and 1974, he studied at Katigondo National Major Seminary, in present-day Kalungu District. He then studied Theology at Ggaba National Seminary, in Kampala. In 1979, he joined the University of Clermont-Ferrand in France, were he studied administration and languages, with particular emphasis on administration. Later, he studied at Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, where in 1994, he earned a doctorate in Canon Law.[2]

As priest

He was ordained a priest on 8 April 1978 at Rubaga Cathedral by Cardinal Emmanuel Kiwanuka Nsubuga. He served as a priest of Kampala Archdiocese until 30 November 1996.[1]

As bishop

He was appointed first bishop of the Diocese of Kasana-Luweero on 30 November 1996 and consecrated bishop on 1 March 1997 at Kasana-Luweero, by Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala, Archbishop of Kampala, assisted by Bishop Joseph Bernard Louis Willigers, Bishop of Jinja and Bishop Paul Lokiru Kalanda, Bishop of Fort Portal.[1]

On 19 August 2006, he was appointed the third Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala and was installed as the third Archbishop of Kampala on 30 September 2006 at Rubaga Cathedral, succeeding Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala, who resigned.[1]

On 2 February 2020 Lwanga issued a decree that Catholics in the archdiocese of Kampala could only receive Holy Communion on the tongue and not on the hand.[3][4]

See also

Succession table

Preceded by
Emmanuel Wamala
Archbishop of Kampala
2006 - present
Succeeded by


Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, Mixed marriages in Uganda: canonical challenges involved (cann. 1124 - 1129) (with special reference to the Archdiocese of Kampala), (Urbanianum diss. 126, 1994) xi-275 pp.

  1. ^ a b c d e David M. Cheney (24 March 2020). "MicroData Summary for Cyprian Kizito Lwanga". Kansas City: Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b Archdiocese of Kampala (2020). "His Grace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga". Kampala, Uganda: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  3. ^ George Okello (9 February 2020). "Decree! Archbishop Lwanga bans Holy Communion by hand, mass outside church in Kampala Archdiocese". Kampala: PML Daily. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  4. ^ Uganda Radio Network (3 February 2020). "Archbishop Lwanga issues decree on Eucharist, introduces contracts for priests". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 31 August 2020.

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