News from Uganda: Robert Duncan, former Episcopal bishop of Pittsburgh and currently Archbishop of the “Anglican Church in North America” preached at the enthronement of Archbishop Stanley Ntagali as eighth Primate of the Anglican Church of Uganda.
The Kampala Daily Monitor reports that Archbishop Ntagli, at his enthronement on Sunday “pledged to work towards reviving believers’ commitment to God as a way of helping the country fight the rampant evils such as defilement, homosexuality, child sacrifice and domestic violence.”
From the ACNA website:
On Sunday, December 16, 2012 the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali became the eighth Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Uganda.
The Most Rev. Robert W. Duncan, Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America, was the preacher during the service of investiture and enthronement of the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali as Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Uganda. The service was held on Sunday, December 16, 2012, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe, Kampala, Uganda. Archbishop Duncan’s sermon focused on Philippians 2:5-8 and John 21:18 to address the vocations (callings) for the Church of Uganda and the new Archbishop.
Archbishop Duncan reminded the Church of Uganda of St. Paul’s invitation to “have the mind of Christ” (Philippians 2:5). “God has especially called you to the humility – the servanthood – of the East African Revival. You know, better than most Christians that you are sinners saved by grace. You live into this identity. You rejoice in this identity…”
The Archbishop also noted that part of Uganda’s “vocation in 21st century Anglicanism” is to serve others as a model of servanthood “at home, in England, in North America and to the ends of the earth.””
In addition to his personal relationship with Archbishop Duncan, Archbishop Ntagali has enjoyed long-term friendships with a number of leaders in the Anglican Church in North America. Uganda’s ties with the Anglican Church in North America are strong and longstanding, which Archbishop Duncan noted in his sermon, acknowledging leaders in attendance for the enthronement, including Bishops John Guernsey, Bill Thompson and Neil Lebhar who were once priests of Uganda.
Archbishop Ntagali is committed to continuing and deepening the connection between the two provinces.
“We need to strengthen our relationship with the new Province in North America. I am fully committed to the vision of GAFCON and supporting the Anglican Church in North America,” he said. He describes Archbishop Duncan as a “humble man of God.
The President of Uganda spoke as well.
Don’t see that anyone denounced the “kill the gays” bill that has been discussed in the legislature. No vote has been taken on the bill. The legislature adjourned for the Christmas holiday recess without taking a vote.