Jonah (Lwanga) of Kampala

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His Eminence, the Most Reverend Jonah (Lwanga) is the Archbishop of Kampala and All Uganda, in eastern Africa, part of the Church of Alexandria. His see is Kampala, with jurisdiction over all Uganda.


The future Archbishop was born in Degeya in 1945, and completed his general education in Bulemezi and Kyaddondo, Uganda, from 1952 to 1964. He then went on to study at the Ecclesiastical School of Crete until 1968, and followed with study in 1968 at the University of Athens, graduating in 1978 with a degree in Theology and Philosophy.

In 1981, he was ordained to the diaconate, and the year after, to the priesthood. On the 27th of January, 1992, he was consecrated at the Bishop of Bukoba; and on the 12th of May, 1997, he was elected by the Holy Synod as Archbishop of Kampala and All Uganda.

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