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His Eminence, the Most Reverend '''Jonah (Lwanga) of Kampala and All Uganda''' is Archbishop of the [[Archdiocese of Kampala and All Uganda]] in central Africa, part of the Greek Orthodox [[Church of Alexandria|Patriarchate of Alexandria]] and All Africa.
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In 1945, Archbishop Jonah was born into an Orthodox family in Degeya, Uganda, the grandson of Father Obadiah Kabanda Basajakitalo. He completed his pre-college level education in Bulemezi and Kyaddondo, Uganda in 1964, before continuing his studies at the Ecclesiastical School of Crete. Completing his education in Crete, he studied Theology and Philosophy at the University of Athens, earning his degree in 1978.
He was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] in 1981 and a [[priest]] in 1982. During the next ten years he served under [[Archbishop]] Anastasios Yannoulatos in Kenya as dean of the Makarios III Patriarchal [[Seminary]]. During this time Fr. Jonah was elevated to [[archimandrite]]. On [[July 26]], 1992, he was consecrated Orthodox Bishop of Bukoba, Tanzania, by Pope and Patriarch Petros VII of Alexandria. On [[May 12]], 1997, he succeeded the late [[Metropolitan]] Theodoros Nankyamas as Archbishop of Kampala and All Uganda.
During 1999, His Eminence Jonah made a lecture tour in the United States in which he described his experiences and struggles as a [[missionary]] in Uganda. He visited over 18 [[parish]]es throughout the United States.
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*[http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/resources/hierarchs/alexandria/current/bio_jonah_metr_kampala.htm  ORI: Metropolitan Jonah of Kampala and All Uganda]
*[http://www.greekorthodox-alexandria.org/index.php?module=content&cid=004001 Patriarchate of Alexandria Archdiocese List website]
[[Category: Bishops]]

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