The administrative handover comes three days ahead of the enthronement of Rt. Rev. Dr Steven Kazimba Mugalu as the 9th Archbishop of the Church of Uganda. The event will be held at St. Paul Cathedral Namirembe. A week later, Ntagali will equally relinquish the Episcopal and Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese of Kampala at All Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala.
The outgoing Archbishop
of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali has
handed over the administrative provincial office to the Archbishop-elect Rt.
Rev. Dr Steven Kazimba Mugalu this afternoon.
Ntagali told journalists
during a press conference at the Church of Uganda Provincial offices in
Namirembe that the handover report generally entails the current state of the
Church, its complete and ongoing projects, finances, future plans, among others.
He described the handover as a sign of transparency also noting that what Archbishop-elect Kazimba
was receiving is a united, vibrant church.
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introduced Kazimba and his wife Margaret to the provincial secretariat
and said that such a transition is healthy for the province of the
Church of Uganda.
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The administrative handover comes three days ahead of the enthronement of Rt. Rev. Dr Steven Kazimba
Mugalu as the 9th Archbishop of the Church of Uganda. The event will be held at St. Paul
Cathedral Namirembe. A week later, Ntagali will equally relinquish
the Episcopal and Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese of Kampala at All
Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala.
He has served as
Archbishop for 8 years since 2012 and some of his works are the completion of
Church House, construction of a 5000 seater-Cathedral at Nakasero, installation
of 23 Bishops across the province, starting a medical school- Uganda Christian
University (UCU) School of Medicine at Mengo hospital and others.
Kaziimba noted that the handover was a great thing saying that he was grateful
to the outgoing Archbishop and the work God has enabled him to accomplish.
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He described the
transition as a smooth one saying that since his election as 9th
Archbishop, Ntagali has offered him a lot of guidance.
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said that he will be addressing his priorities for the Province after the enthronement
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At the enthronement
Service on March 1, the outgoing Archbishop Ntagali will hand over
the Provincial Staff – a symbol of the Archbishop’s spiritual authority to the
new Archbishop Kazimba. It is the same moment when Kazimba will renew his vows, and the Bishops
will also pledge canonical obedience to him.
The Bishops will guide
the new Archbishop to his Provincial Chair and place him on the Chair,
symbolizing that they elected him to lead them and the entire Church of Uganda.
The new Archbishop Kazimba will then read his Charge – a kind of manifesto and
vision for his ministry, leadership, and strategic direction.
The Archbishop of the
Anglican Church in North America, the Most Rev. Foley Beach will preach at the