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Mama Mary Luwum to be buried on Saturday

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The Church of Uganda and family of the late martyred archbishop Janani Luwum have unveiled Burial arrangements for the late Mama Mary Luwum who succumbed to cancer last week.

Mama Mary died on Wednesday last week at International Hospital Kampala (IHK), following a courageous battle with cancer of the gallbladder. She was 93 years old and is survived by six children and many grandchildren.

Alluding to the programme, there will be a service at Church of the Resurrection Bugolobi on Friday, 16th August at 10 a.m. After the Bugolobi service, the body will be airlifted to Kitgum and put in All Saints’ Cathedral for public viewing.

On Saturday, 17th August, the body will be moved to Wii Gweng, Mucwini, at 8 a.m. and thereafter followed by the main funeral and burial at 10 a.m.

According to Archbishop Ntagali, Mama Mary has been a faithful witness to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for many years. Like her husband, her testimony has inspired many and will live on. We commend her to her Lord and pray for their family and all who grieve her passing.

“Mama Mary Luwum will be remembered as not being ashamed of the Gospel. She supported her husband’s decision to not flee Uganda when threatened by then President Idi Amin. That decision ultimately led to his martyrdom on 16th February 1977.” He said

He said in the 42 years following her husband’s assassination, she continued to dedicate her life to preaching the Gospel and supporting the social-economic growth of the Church of Uganda.

The Church of Uganda’s recently dedicated Janani Luwum Church House commercial building on Kampala Road in Kampala is named after her husband. They shared a common vision for a self-sustaining and spiritually vibrant church.

In 2015 His Excellency, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, declared 16th February to be a public holiday in memory of Archbishop Janani Luwum’s martyrdom and his faithful and sacrificial service to the church and the country.

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