The Orthodox Church has announced that the late Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga will be laid to rest on Monday next week.
Sylvestos Kisitu, the Orthodox Bishop for Gulu and Eastern Uganda announced at a press conference he jointly addressed with the Information and National Guidance Minister, Chris Baryomunsi last evening.
According to Bishop Kisitu, Metropolitan Lwanga’s body will arrive in the country from Greece on Saturday morning.
He said they will conduct the last funeral rites for the deceased at the Orthodox cathedral in Namugoona starting at 10 am on Saturday followed by speeches from different dignitaries.
The same will continue the entire Sunday.
The burial will take place on Monday at 4 pm at Namugoona cathedral grounds.
The Information and National Guidance Minister, Chris Baryomunsi, said that the Ugandan government has been in touch with the Greek government and the hospital to ensure the smooth return of Metropolitan Lwanga’s body.