THREE break-away american Episcopal churches which have joined Luweero Diocese will pay pension to the Luweero clergy as well as school fees for their children, Bishop Evans Kisekka has said, writes Frederick Kiwanuka.
Kisekka, the Luweero Diocese bishop, who has just returned from a three-week pastoral visit to the US, over the weekend said the Americans would also fund a special programme to teach religion in Church of Uganda schools in the diocese.
Kisekka told Christians who welcomed him at Luweero guesthouse that under the school evangelisation programme, the diocese would recruit workers whose salaries would be paid by the Americans.
â€œOur relationship is beginning to bear fruit as you can see,â€ he said.
St. James, St. David and All Saints churches in California broke away from the New Hampshire Episcopal Diocese in the US in protest against the appointment of gay Bishop Gene Robinson.
He said the US churches had changed their names from Episcopal to Anglican churches under Luweero Diocese and were proud to be part of Luweero.
3 US churches defect to Luweero