ENTEBBE – President Yoweri Museveni has bid farewell to His Grace The Most Rt. Rev. Dr. Stanley Ntagali, Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, who is moving into retirement after the end of his tenure in March this year.
Archbishop Ntagali in a company of a team from All Saints Cathedral Nakasero called on the President at State House Entebbe on Sunday, Mr. Museveni’s press team said.
He saluted Museveni for being a supportive Christian and asked him to continue with that generous heart
“Your Excellency, I have come here for two things. One to thank you very much for being supportive of my Pastoral work during my tenure as Archbishop and also, for your giving hand to the Church of Uganda. We are very much appreciative. Secondly, I have come to say goodbye. I will be retiring on March 01st, 2020 and handover to my brother Dr. Samuel Steven Kazimba,” Ntagali said.
The President thanked Ntagali for serving God and wished him well.
Dr. Kazimba will take the baton from Ntagali, who will clock 65 years of age on March 1.
That (65) is the mandatory age of retirement for a Church of Uganda Archbishop, who can only serve at the helm for not more than 10 years.
Dr Kazimba will be enthroned at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe in Kampala.
On the day of Kaziimba’s installation, outgoing Archbishop Ntagali will hand over the pastoral staff to his successor, who will then be invested with the authority to lead the Church of Uganda as Archbishop.
The presiding bishop at the enthronement, according to the church, will be the Dean of the Province, who is the longest-serving bishop in the Church at that time.