Uganda Martyrs' Shrine, Namugongo
Msgr. Dr. David Kyeyune Dead!
Rev. Monsignor David Kyeyune, promoter of Uganda Martyrs Guild has died at the age of 73
Rev. Monsignor David Kyeyune, promoter of Uganda Martyrs Guild has died at the age of 73.\r\nMsgr. Kyeyune died on the evening of Saturday, February 11, 2012.\r\nFellow priests and other Shrine staff found him on the floor of his living room and rushed him to the nearby Uganda Martyrs Hospital but doctors could not save his life.\r\nHis death remains mysterious after a postmortem showed all his internal and external organs were normal.\r\nMsgr. David Kyeyune, born on March 29, 1939, was ordained in Rome on December 16, 1966 by Cardinal Agagianian.\r\nPope Benedict XVI elevated him to the honor of a Monsignor in August 2008.\r\nMsgr. Kyeyune started his pastoral work in 1967 at Kabimbiri Parish where he served for 1 year as a curate before joining St. Anselm Liturgical Institute for further studies.\r\nAfter studies, in 1972, Msgr. Kyeyune was appointed Pastoral Coordinator of Kampala Archdiocese and at the same time Chaplain of Makererere University, where he replaced His Eminence Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala (he had not become bishop by then).\r\nIn 1982, Msgr. Kyeyune was appointed to Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa (CHIEA) where he served as Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Head of Sacred Liturgy Department.\r\nHe also worked as a lecturer in Faculty of Theology at Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).\r\nIn 1998 he was appointed Executive Secretary for Pastoral/ Liturgical Commission at the Uganda Catholic Secretariat, a post he held for 11 years.\r\nIn January 2010, Msgr. Kyeyune was appointed Episcopal Vicar for Lay Apostolate and Promoter of Uganda Martyrs Guild. Msgr. Kyeyune will be remembered for his dedicated service to Jesus' flock.\r\nMay his soul rest in eternal peace.

Posted by: Francis Muwonge on 2012-02-21 12:53:45