Retired Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, on Tuesday was suspended from the church following his involvement in an extra-marital affair with a married woman.
Ntagali who handed over to Kazimba after reaching the retirement age last year was the 8th Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda.
The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Most Rev, Stephen Kazimba Mugalu, in the letter dated January 13, 2021, noted that Ntagali has been accused of adultery charges and has admitted to the charges.
The letter which was forwarded to the Anglican Bishops under the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) reads in part, “This adultery is a grievous betrayal on many levels. Retired Archbishop Ntagali has betrayed his Lord and Saviour, his wife and their marriage vows, as well as the faith of many Ugandans and global Christians who looked up to him to live the faith he proclaimed.”
Kazimba further stated that the Church of Uganda has approximately 13 million members who also have sinned, but their leaders are to be held more accountable to the standards that they are called to uphold.
He added that Ntagali had been informed about his suspension and he would not be able to perform any priestly duties such as preaching, function sacramental or represent the Church of Uganda in any way until further notice.
Kazimba called on the Church of Uganda to pray for the spouses in both relationships, for repentance and healing to those who have committed adultery and for justice and forgiveness to flow.
“This is not a time for us to gossip. This is a time for repentance; a time for prayer; a time to examine our own sin and failings in humility; and a time to make all our relationships right before God.”
“No one is above God’s law. We call on all who have fallen short of this standard to go before the Lord in prayer and confess your sin, repent of your ways, and make restitution to those you have hurt,” Kazimba added.
Source: Naija News