The social communication office of Kampala Archdiocese has said that attendance to the burial of late Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga will be by invitation.
Rev.Fr.Nicholas Mulumba, head of communication has revealed that a total of 500 mourners have been invited to attend the burial ceremony tomorrow on Thursday April 8.
“We expect 500 invited guests to attend the burial ceremony,” Rev.Fr.Nicholas Mulumba told journalists on Wednesday.
Fr. Mulumba expressed that whereas they would have loved everyone to attend the burial ceremony, the number has been limited due to COVID-19 guidelines so as to allow observance of the Standard Operating Procedures.
“We know every person has the right to mourn the dead and no one can take away that right in whatever circumstance but we want to put a note that there are some people who were selected carefully by both the catholic church authority and the civil authority to represent all of us now that we are in this period of the Covid pandemic.”
“We expect a few selected members to attend the function. It is not because they hold positions in any way but simply because they are Christians and have special attachment to the late Archbishop.”
Luke Owoyesigyire, the acting Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson said there will be strict adherence to Covid standard operating procedures including social distance, wearing of masks and sanitizing.
“We urge the invited guests to come wearing masks. The church has provided sanitizers at the entrance and each person should ensure they sanitize before accessing the premises,”Owoyesigyire noted.
He advised non invited members to follow proceedings from social media and other media outlets.
Parrots UG learned that the funeral mass will be aired live on NBS TV, Radio Sapientia, Radio Maria Uganda among other medium channels.