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Retired Tororo Archbishop Denis Kiwanuka Lote is dead

Bishop Denis Kiwanuka Lote, the retired prelate who served as Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo, from 27 June 2007 until 2 January 2014 has passed on, the Uganda Episcopal Conference has confirmed.

The death was also confirmed by the Archbishop of Tororo, The Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Obbo, A.J.

A statement by the Uganda Episcopal Conferences indicated that the retired Archbishop passed on in the morning of Sunday 24th April, 2022 at Nsambya Hospital where he was admitted since 12th April, 2022.


Archbihop Emeirtus 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.

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