Kampala Catholic Archbishop Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga did not live to deliver what is now his final message to President Yoweri Museveni’s government. Archbishop Lwanga was found dead in his house in Lubaga on Saturday.
After observing the way of the cross on Good Friday, Archbishop Lwanga had prepared his Easter Sunday sermon. But hours later, he was found dead. The Archdiocese delivered the archbishop’s message to the congregation attending Easter Sunday mass at Lubaga Cathedral on April 04.
Read by Monsignor Charles Kasibante, Archbishop Lwanga’s message touched on issues of human rights violation, and the detention of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s National Unity Platform (NUP) supporters:
Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga’s last message to Museveni Government
As we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call for the unconditional release of many young people who are being held in various detention centres without being taken to court.
In case they committed crimes, let those holding them follow the constitution and take them to court to stand trial.
Detaining, torturing, denying them a fair hearing only breeds bitterness and anger and does serious damage to the cause of human fraternity.
Let us come together and soberly consider the reasons behind the restlessness, the grievances of our young people, and advance lasting solutions to the issues they they are raising for the good of society.