the Church of Uganda has suspended retired Archbishop of Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali after he acknowledged getting involved in an extra-marital affair with a married woman.
In a letter dated January 13 letter by Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu to the Anglican Bishops under the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) noted that his predecessor betrayed the Office of Archbishop, his ordination vows, and the moral commitments he championed.
Ntagali is thus not permitted to function sacramentally, preach, or represent the Church of Uganda in any way until further notice.
Ntagali, 65, served as 8th Archbishop of the Church of Uganda. he retired last year after clocking the retirement age.
Following Kaziimba’s letter, the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America, the Most Rev. Foley Beach issued a statement yesterday Monday regarding Ntagali’s suspension.
Read full letter below
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As many of you have heard, the Church of Uganda has just shared that their recently retired archbishop, Stanley Ntagali, has admitted to having an affair. Stanley is a brother in Christ with whom I have appreciated working beside in years past, and it grieves me profoundly to hear of this moral failure. It is my prayer before the Lord that he will continue down the path of repentance and that the Lord will comfort all those impacted by this sin.
I am deeply thankful for the integrity with which Archbishop Stephen Kaziimba and the Ugandan House of Bishops have handled this matter. They have modeled godly leadership and discipline for all of us in the Gafcon movement. Please join me in keeping the whole Ugandan Church in your prayers:
O God, by your grace you have called the Anglican Church of Uganda to be a good and godly fellowship of faith. Bless their bishops, clergy, and all their people. Grant that your Word may be truly preached and truly heard, your Sacraments faithfully administered and faithfully received. By your Spirit, fashion our lives according to the example of your Son, and grant that we may show the power of your love to all among whom we live; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (ACNA BCP 2019, pg. 647)