The Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba, Archbishop of Church of Uganda says former Archbishop Stanley Ntagali is not permitted to function sacramentally, preach, or represent the Church of Uganda in any way since admitting that he had been unfaithful to his wife.
Ntagali has been married to Beatrice since 1978, and they have four sons and one daughter. However, in a January 13 letter to the Anglican Bishops under the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), Archbishop Kaziimba said his predecessor admitted to having an affair.
The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach, Chair Gafcon Primates Council, confirmed this development on Monday saying “it grieves me profoundly to hear of this moral failure.”
“Stanley is a brother in Christ with whom I have appreciated working beside in years past, and it grieves me profoundly to hear of this moral failure. It is my prayer before the Lord that he will continue down the path of repentance and that the Lord will comfort all those impacted by this sin,” Rev. Dr. Foley Beach said.
“I am deeply thankful for the integrity with which Archbishop Stephen Kaziimba and the Ugandan House of Bishops have handled this matter,” he added. “They have modeled godly leadership and discipline for all of us in the Gafcon movement.”
Ntagali was elected Archbishop of Uganda by a secret ballot by all the 34 bishops of the Church of Uganda on 22 June 2011. He was installed as Archbishop on 16 December 2012 at St. Paul’s Cathedral at Namirembe and retired March 1, 2020.
“I want to make it very clear that the Church of Uganda continues to uphold marriage as a lifelong, exclusive union between one man and one woman. Adultery is as immoral as homosexuality and we will not shy away from our commitment to this moral standard,” Kaziimba said in his letter to Anglican leaders.