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Ntagali dragged to court over West Ankole Diocese

By Vision Reporter

Added 12th October 2016 02:36 PM

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda has been asked to file his defense

Ntagali dragged to court over West Ankole Diocese

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda has been asked to file his defense

A group of Christians from West Ankole Diocese have dragged the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Rev Stanley Ntagali to the High Court. 

They are against the Ntagali's decision to take over the episcopal jurisdiction of West Ankole Diocese after the abdication of Rev Yona Katoneene. 

The aggrieved Christians include; lay Canons Joram Tibasiimwa, Yorokamu Batuna, Ephraim Bamugyendera, Christopher Kisembo, Yorokamu Bashaasha and John Njoki. Others are Elly Kekurutso, Eliab Turyomubingi, former district speaker Emmanuel Karatsi, Lourence Mbeera and Eldard Kamuza.

The petitioners want a permanent injunction restraining the members unlawfully appointed as commissaries for West Ankole Diocese from carrying out any activity in the diocese.

The Archbishop has been asked to file his defense. 

The petitioners argue that Ntagali's commissaries will render the exercise of nominating the next Bishop unfair since they sit on the two committees - the Diocese's Electoral College and on the Archbishop's commissary team.

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