By Goodluck Musinguzi
The Anglican Community is shocked by news involving the Retired Archbishop Stanley Ntagali and unnamed married woman in sex affair that sired a child.
A source says Church of Uganda top leadership got to know about this scandal in the last days of his leadership but didn’t know how to handle it.
“The case was reported that the Archbishop His Grace Stanley Ntagali was eloping with someone’s wife and the home was going through a big challenge. The man chose to report the case to the church”, source said.
The rumor kept on during the lockdown until the current Archbishop His Grace Kazimba Mugalu got interested in finding out.
Kigezi news is yet to confirm if the Archbishop Kazimba briefed President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, First Lady Hon Janet Museveni, Prime Minister Rt Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugunda and the Speaker Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga.
“Key Government leaders knew about the scandal but we’re not bothered as they were busy with the 2021 General Elections and it’s challenges”.
The Archbishop Kazimba got all facts from the rumor, called a crisis meeting that decided to write a pastoral letter suspending Retired Archbishop Stanley Ntagali from any church activity until that time when he has repented of his sin.
The sex affair involving a married woman with the Archbishop of Church has shocked the Nation.
- 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
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.
Retired Anglican archbishop of Uganda Stanley Ntagali was accused of adultery.
According to a letter dated Wednesday, January 13, authored by the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Reverend Stephen Kazimba Mugalu, he accused the man of God for 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.
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.
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.