The outgoing Anglican Archbishop, Stanley
Ntagali has scoffed at preachers who have turned church services and preaching
into a business. Ntagali says many preachers in the world currently
preach what they want people to hear, mostly about riches.
He made the remarks while delivering a sermon to thousands of
people who turned up on Sunday at the 43rd anniversary commemoration of the
Martyrdom of St. Janani Luwum in Wii-Gweng Village in Mucwini sub county in Kitgum
St Janani Luwum was the former Church of Uganda Archbishop who was
murdered on February 16th, 1977 during the reign of the former president Idi Amin. Ntagali says unlike St. Janani Luwum who preached the gospel
uncompromised, many preachers have commercialized the gospel for financial
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He noted that preachers shouldn't preach about money but
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Archbishop Ntagali’s statements comes in the wake of a growing
number of Churches and cases of believers being exploited by some religious
leaders in the name of getting rich.
In 2018, the Ethics and Integrity Minister Fr. Simon Lokodo
announced that government was making proposals requiring all religious leaders
to obtain formal theological training before embarking on leading people in
According to Fr. Lokodo, the move under the National Policy
on Religious and Faith-Based Organizations is aimed at streamlining the operations of clerics,
enforce transparency, financial accountability and opening of churches.