Jonah Lwanga

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Jonah (Lwanga) is the Metropolitan of Kampala and All Uganda, in Central Africa under the Eastern Orthodox Church of Alexandria. His see is Kampala, with jurisdiction over all Uganda. This Church, numbering about 60,000 people dates back to the 1930s.


Born 18 July 1945 in the village Ddegeya, Uganda. Lwanga's grandfather, Obadiah Basajjakitalo, was one of the two initial leaders of the Orthodox Church in Uganda along with Ruben Spartas Mukasa.

He completed his general education in Bulemezi and Kyaddondo, Uganda (1952-1964).

In 1964-1968 he studied at the Ecclesiastical School of Crete. In 1968-1978 he holds a degree in Theology and Philosophy from the University of Athens with.

In 1979−1981 he served Secretary of the Orthodox Mission in Uganda.

1 May 1981 he was ordained a Deacon, in 1982 he was ordained a priest.

On 27 January 1992 he was ordained vicar Bishop of Bukoba.

On 12 May 1997 he was elected by the Holy Synod as Metropolitan of Kampala and All Uganda.

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Eastern Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
see created
Bishop of Bukoba (Tanzania)
Succeeded by
Porphyrios (Skikos)
Preceded by
Theodoros Nankyamas
Metropolitan of Kampala and All Uganda
Succeeded by