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Archbishop of Tororo Rev. Emeiritus Denis Kiwanuka dies

By Rosette Nandutu,

The most Rev. Denis Lote Kiwanuka , Emeritus Archbishop of Tororo Archdiocese has died.

He passed on this morning, Sunday 24th April,2022 at Nsambya Hospital where he was admitted since 12th April,2022.

His death was aannounced by the Archbishop of Tororo, the most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Obbo.

Archbishop Emeritus Kiwanuka served as the Second Bishop of Tororo – after 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.

Arcbhishop Kiwanuka served Tororo until the 2nd day of January 2014 when Pope Francis accepted his retirement request.