The Rt Rev. Stanley Ntagali
THE CHURCH of Uganda has elected the Rt Rev. Stanley Ntagali to succeed Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi. Archbishop-elect Ntagali will be installed on Dec. 16th at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Namirembe. The election was held by secret ballot in the House of Bishops on June 22nd. He was elected with more than the required two-thirds majority.
Bishop Ntagali and his wife Beatrice have five children. He became a committed Christian at 19 and had worked as a missionary in Karamoja Diocese. He studied theology in both Kenya and Oxford and served as the Bishop of Masindi-Kitara Diocese for eight years. He has represented Archbishop Orombi in international meetings.
On Jan. 8th Archbishop Orombi, who has been a leader in the GAFCon and Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans movement, announced his intention to retire but continue a ministry of preaching. Orombi had consecrated 25 new bishops and launched four new dioceses during his nine-year term.
The Rev. Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya
First female African bishop
THE ANGLICAN Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) made history on July 18th by appointing the first female Anglican bishop on the continent. The Rev. Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya, 61, became the bishop-elect of Swaziland and the first woman bishop in any of the 12 Anglican Provinces in Africa. It is thought she is only the second female bishop elected in a mainline church on the continent.
Wamukoya subsequently received the required two-thirds majority in both houses of laity and clergy in the 12th ballot. She is currently Chaplain at the University of Swaziland and St. Michael’s High School in Manzini, Swaziland. The election has to be confirmed by the members of the Synod of Bishops. When that happens, Rev. Wamukoya will become the 24th non-retired female bishop of the Anglican Communion. TAP –ACNS