The Archbishop of the Orthodox church in Uganda Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga has been confirmed dead. He died Sunday in Greece at the age of 76.
“On a sad note, Uganda Orthodox Church, Holy Metropolis of Kampala and Uganda Announces the repose in the Lord of His Eminence Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga.
The Metropolitan passed on today in Athens, Greece where he had gone for both medical attention and mission work,” the Orthodox Church said in a statement.
The cause of death has not yet been revealed.
Lwanga has been a man of God who had never kept quiet when something wasn’t going right in his country. He is best remembered for urging Ugandans to pray for the collapse of the current ruling government under President Yoweri Museveni.
He said Ugandans would never have peace or prosperity until when the NRM government is out of power.
Born in 1945, Lwanga studied at the Ecclesiastical School of Crete between 1964 and 1968 before attaining a degree in Theology and Philosophy from theUniversity of Athens.
He served as a Secretary of the Orthodox Mission in Uganda between 1979−1981.
In May 1981, he was ordained a Deacon before becoming a priest a year later.
Lwanga was 12 May 1997 elected by the Holy Synod as Metropolitan of Kampala and All Uganda.