By Musasizi Isaac
KAMPALA-UGANDA/NEWSDAY: The Orthodox Church has said the return of the body of their Archbishop of Uganda, Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga has been delayed.
According to the Orthodox chairman of the board of Trustees, also the Parish Priest for Ddegeya Orthodox Church, Fr John Kibuuka the delay is a result of a pending postmortem report.
“The government of Greece must make a postmortem report. As such the ambassador of Uganda to Rome arrived in Greece to work with foreign affairs and minister of Health in that country,” Kibuuka told a press conference on Monday.
Lwanga was due to buried on Wednesday and his body had been slated to arrive today morning.
“We shall now communicate another date as we get confirmation from the Greek government,” Kibuuka said.
At St. Nicholas Church where Lwanga will be buried, his grave, next to his predecessor Theodros Nankyama was complete by Monday. Government took over all the burial expenses after it accorded Lwanga an official funeral.
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