- Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Reverend Stephen Mugalu argued none of its members was "clean" but noted church leaders who went astray must be punished
- He urged the church's over 13 million congregants in the landlocked country to join hands in prayers and repent amid the cheating allegations
- Ntagali served as eighth Archbishop of the Church of Uganda and had handed over office to Mugalu on March 1, 2020
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Retired archbishop of the Anglican church in Uganda, Stanley Ntagali, has been suspended for allegedly having an affair with a married woman contrary to rules of the church.
According to a letter dated Wednesday, January 13, authored by the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Reverend Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, he accused the man of cloth of eating the forbidden fruit with another man's wife, claims the cleric acknowledged.
“This adultery is a grievous betrayal on many levels. Retired Archbishop Ntagali has betrayed his Lord and Saviour, his wife and their marriage vows, as well as the faith of many Ugandans and global Christians who looked up to him to live the faith he proclaimed,” part of the letter read as reported by the Nile Post.
Mugalu argued none of its members was "clean" but noted church leaders who went astray must be punished as they were expected to uphold high moral standards.
Ntagali suspended until further notice
He stated Ntagali would not be allowed to perform duties such as preaching, offering sacraments or represent the Church of Uganda in any way until further notice.
He urged the church's over 13 million congregants in the landlocked country to join hands in prayers and repent amid the cheating allegations.
“This is not a time for us to gossip. This is a time for repentance; a time for prayer; a time to examine our own sin and failings in humility; and a time to make all our relationships right before God,” Kazimba said.
The Observer reported Ntagali served as eighth Archbishop of the Church of Uganda and had handed over office to Kaziimba on March 1, 2020 after he attained the retirement age.
The priest was the Bishop of Kampala and had earlier served as Bishop of Masindi-Kitara diocese from 2004 to 2012.
In a related story, a married woman was found dead inside a Catholic priest’s house in Zimbabwe.
The woman, said to be the priest's lover, was also a member of the Catholic Women's league from St Maurice Catholic church.
Father Abel Mwelwa who accused of engaging in the exta-marital affair was suspended by the church and also forced to pay for the funeral expenses following the incident.
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