National
Rt. Rev Stanley Ntagali is new COU Archbishop
Publish Date: Jun 22, 2012
Rt. Rev Stanley Ntagali is new COU Archbishop
Ntagali hugs the outgoing Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi. PHOTO: Arthur Kintu
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Raymond Baguma and Vicky Wandawa

The Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali is the new archbishop of the Church of Uganda. He takes over from outgoing Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi in December.

The House of Bishops, comprising leaders of the 34 dioceses in the country, elected the new Archbishop this morning after a week-long retreat at Lweza Conference Centre.

Ntagali becomes the eighth person to assume the seat in the history of the Church of Uganda.

Previous archbishops of the Church of Uganda are Leslie Brown, who was the first archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga-Zaire.

Others were Erica Sabiti, Janani Luwum, Silvanus Wani, Yona Okoth, Livingstone Mpalanyi-Nkoyoyo and Henry Luke Orombi.

Henry Luke Orombi, Stanley Ntagali and Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo after the elections. Photo by Arthur Kintu

The communications director for the Church of Uganda, the Rev. Can. Dr. Alison Barfoot, said outgoing Archbishop Orombi will begin a farewell tour to all the 34 dioceses in the Church of Uganda.

She said the new archbishop will also serve as the Diocesan Bishop of Kampala diocese as well as archbishop of the entire Church of Uganda.

The new archbishop will be consecrated on December 16 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Namirembe. Other contenders to the position were  Steven Kazimba Mugalu Mbowa (Mukono diocese), Stanley Ntagali (Masindi-Kitala diocese), Joel Obetia (Madi and West Nile diocese) and Nathan Kyamanywa.

Early this year, Orombi announced he would step down as Church of Uganda Archbishop and called for the election of his successor.
 

Who is Rev. Stanley Ntagali

He was born in Kigezi, 57 years ago, but his family later migrated to Bunyoro. He has been working as a teacher, youth worker and missionary.

The New Archbishop Stanley Ntagali. Photo by Arthur Kintu.

Ntagali has held various positions in the Church of Uganda since he was ordained in 1981.

He served as vicar, diocesan secretary and archdeacon. When he was archdeacon of Masindi, he spearheaded the creation of Masindi-Kitara Diocese.

When Ntagali was provincial secretary, he organised the enthronement of Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi.

He is known to be outspoken on public issues.

For instance, his views on the Anti-Gay Bill are wellknown. Ntagali holds a masters degree in theology and development from the Oxford Centre for Mission, UK. He studied at Bishop Tucker Theological College and St. Paul’s United Theological College in Limiru, Kenya.

He is married to Beatrice with whom he has three children.

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Pistorius gets five years in jail for killing girlfriend
South African Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the killing of his girlfriend last year, as his sensational trial reached a climax....
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison
SOUTH African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius today learns his sentence for shooting dead his girlfriend on Valentine''s Day last year, bringing an end to a seven-month trial that gripped the nation....
World Bank hails Uganda over Ebola fight
THE World Bank has applauded the way Uganda dealt with the Ebola epidemic in the year 2000, Maria Kiwanuka, the finance minister has revealed upon her return from Washington...
SDP drags EC to court over name change
THE Electoral Commission has been dragged to court for purportedly changing the name of Social Democratic Party to Party of National Unity without approval of its members...
Women appeal to African gov
A Women’s Conference meeting in Midrand, South Africa has appealed to African Union (AU) member states to provide financial and logistical support to the government of Nigeria...
MPs castigated over budget
THE secretary to treasury Keith Muhakanizi has castigated Parliament for delaying to pass the national budget of sh15trillion as it affected quarterly releases of funds...
Do Ugandan tycoons prepare their children to take over their business empires?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter