The Most Rev. Denis Lote Kiwanuka, Emeritus Archbishop of Tororo Archdiocese, has died.
He passed on in the morning of Sunday 24th April 2022 at Nsambya Hospital where he was admitted since 12th April 2022.
His death was announced by The Archbishop of Tororo, The Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Obbo.
“…A.J regrets to inform you of the death of the Most Rev. Denis Lote Kiwanuka, Emeritus Archbishop of Tororo,” said Rev Obbo in a statement shared by the Uganda Episcopal Conference.
He said the Burial arrangements will be announced at a later time.
“May his soul rest in eternal peace,” Rev Obbo added.
Who was Archbishop Emeritus Denis Lote Kiwanuka?
Archbishop Emeritus Kiwanuka served as the Second Bishop of Tororo – after the Tororo diocese received the status of an Archdiocese.
Lote was born on March 25, 1938, at Pallisa and was ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop James Odongo on the 19th day of December 1965. After serving the diocese of Tororo in many capacities for several years Fr. Kiwanuka was elected to be the First Bishop of Kotido – located North-East of Tororo – on June 8, 1991.
That same year on the 19th day of August, he was consecrated Bishop for that diocese.
After several years of pioneering that diocese with his service as Bishop, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him on June 27, 2007, to return to Tororo to serve as the Second Metropolitan Archbishop.
Archbishop Kiwanuka served Tororo until the 2nd day of January 2014 when Pope Francis accepted his retirement request.