Anglican splits over sexuality: Now Uganda’s archbishop confirms he won’t attend October’s Primates meeting

Aug 3, 2017 by

by James Macintyre, Christian Today:

The Archbishop of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali, has said that he will not attend the next gathering of Anglican Primates in October because of divisions over sexuality issues.

Archbishop Ntagali was asked by the BBC’s Martin Bashir, who is traveling with the Archbishop of Canterbury to South Sudan and Uganda, whether he would attend the next Primates conference. ‘No…I made it clear I am not attending,’ replied the archbishop, before attempting to stop the interview, which he said was supposed to be about the refugee crisis in the region.

Confirmation that Ntagali will not attend the Primates meeting comes after he walked out of the last gathering in Canterbury in January last year, accusing the American and Canadian Churches of having ‘torn the fabric of the Anglican Communion at its deepest level’.

In a letter to his Church in Uganda, the archbishop wrote at the time: ‘On the second day of the gathering, I moved a resolution that asked the Episcopal Church USA and the Anglican Church of Canada to voluntarily withdraw from the meeting and other Anglican Communion activities until they repented of their decisions that have torn the fabric of the Anglican Communion at its deepest level.

‘They would not agree to this request, nor did it appear that the Archbishop of Canterbury and his facilitators would ensure that this matter be substantively addressed in a timely manner.’

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See also: Archbishop of Canterbury praises Uganda’s Anglicans, BBC Radio 4 report

Archbishop of Canterbury caught between a rock and a hard place by David W Virtue, VOL


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