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Provincial Secretary and CMS official named Bishops in Uganda
 
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August 23, 2004

[CAPA - Uganda] By Justus Waimiri

Church of Uganda Provincial Secretary, Revd Canon Stanley Ntangali, has been elected the new Bishop of Masindi-Kitara Diocese in north-western Uganda. He will be the first Bishop of the diocese, which has been curved off from Bunyoro-Kitara Diocese.

At the same time, Rev Dr Zac Niringiye of the Church Mission Society (CMS) has been elected Assistant Bishop of Kampala diocese. He will replace the Rt Revd. Eliphaz Maari who retires at the end of the year.

The announcement was made after a House of Bishops meeting of the Church of Uganda held last week at the Uganda Christian University in Mukono. It was chaired by the Archbishop of Uganda, The Most Revd. Henry Luke Orombi.

Revd. Ntagali was appointed Provincial Secretary of Church of Uganda in January last year and has been at the centre of managing the Province’s administrative issues.

Revd. Ntagali studied at St. Paul’s United Theological College, Limuru in Kenya and graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1993 before proceeding to Oxford Centre for Mission studies in the UK where he graduated with a Masters of Arts in Theology and Development. He has also undertaken courses in Clinical Pastoral Education and Management for Senior Church Administrators.

He was ordained a deacon in December 1981 and priested in December 1982 at his home church St. Peter’s Cathedral, Hoima.

He is married to Beatrice and together they have five children.

Revd. Dr Niringiye has been the CMS representative for the Africa desk and was for many years based at Partnership House in London. He recently relocated to Kampala where he has overseen the establishment a CMS regional office.

Congratulating the two on behalf of the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA), General Secretary Revd. Canon John Kanyikwa said the two Bishops-elect were gifted leaders who would serve their respective dioceses with dedication.

Canon Ntagali will be consecrated on December 18, 2004 at St Matthew’s Cathedral, Masindi while Dr Niringiye will be consecrated on January 30, 2005 at All Saints Cathedral, Kampala.