Archbishop Janani Luwum Day

Archbishop Janani Luwum Day

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Janani Luwum was the third Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Burundi and Zaire. He was born in 1922, converted to Christianity in 1948 and became a priest in 1951 before he was appointed Church Archbishop in 1974 He got the rank of Archbishop after Idi Amin’s military coup in 1971 and self- proclamation as the president of Uganda. Idi Amin’s rule was fraught with human rights violation, corruption, political embezzlement as well as killings of over 100,000 people. Janani Luwum was very vocal in his criticism against the injustices, policies and unexplained abductions by the then government. In 1977, Archbishop Luwum delivered a note to Idi Amin, protesting against the policies of unjustified killings and unexplained disappearances. He was arrested on February 16, 1977 and accused of treason for…
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