The body of the fallen Archbishop of the Orthodox Church of Uganda, the Most. Rev. Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga is set to arrive in the country this weekend.
Archbishop Lwanga succumbed to cancer related complications on September 5th in Athens, Greece.
The return of the body had been scheduled for Monday this week, but the Church announced that there would be some delays.
It emerged that the Government of Greece insisted on conducting a thorough post-mortem to ensure that there are no questions about the Archbishop’s death, given his importance.
The delay was also reportedly delayed by Covid19 protocols.
The Greek government has now completed the examination and announced that the body will be returned home on Saturday this week.
This development was confirmed by Vice President of Uganda HE Jessica Alupo, after meeting Greek envoys in Uganda.
“Our Ambassador to Greece H.E Elizabeth Napeyok has confirmed, the body will be in Uganda on Saturday Morning. There was a delay in its repatriation, due to the stringent COVID-19 protocols in Greece,” Alupo announced Wednesday.
Archbishop Lwanga will be accorded a state burial as per the directive of President Yoweri Museveni.