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Archbishop Stanley Ntagali suspended from church duties over adultery

The retired Archbishop of Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali has been suspended from performing priestly duties over getting involved in an extra-marital affair with a married woman.
 
Ntagali's suspension was confirmed in a January 13 letter by Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu to the Anglican Bishops under the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON).
 
The letter reads in part: "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my predecessor, retired Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, has been involved in an extra-marital affair with a married woman, which he has 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 to him to live the faith he proclaimed."
 
Kaziimba further notes that his predecessor betrayed the Office of Archbishop, his ordination vows, and the moral commitments he championed.
 
"The Church of Uganda has approximately 13 million members, all of whom have 'sinned and fallen short of the glory of God,' as the Bible says in Romans 3.23. At the same time, the Church holds its leaders more accountable to the same standards we are all called to uphold."
 
He reveals that he has informed Ntagali that he is not permitted to function sacramentally, preach, or represent the Church of Uganda in any way until further notice. Kaziimba assures the Church that they are committed to transparency as well as pastoral care for those who have been affected by this situation.
 
"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. Please pray for the spouses in both relationships, for repentance and healing in those who have committed adultery, and for justice and forgiveness to flow throughout our land." said Kaziimba. 

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0 #1 WADADA rogers 2021-01-21 15:21
I think the Anglican Church has been careless in the way they have handled this scandal and i think Ntagali was a little bit emotional in the way confessed to the accusation, he is not the first to sin and he is not the last, all these religious leaders are sleeping around with people's wives under the cover of counseling and some have fathered kids outside marriage.

Infact i can conclude and say that show me a religious leader that has not committed adultery and i will show you a lair. I know so many catholic priests with children but so what
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+1 #2 WADADA rogers 2021-01-21 15:32
As a religious leader, confessing was the right thing to do but the same bible tells us to be as wise as serpents, to use your head to get out of a problem. some times we need to approach these things with wisdom.

You recall Genesis 20:1–16, when Abraham faced with a threat of being killed by a King said of Sarah as his sister yet she was his wife. Do you think he was a fool to deny, it appears Ntagali was reading from a different script.
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0 #3 Wooden K. 2021-01-21 22:07
Oh the hypocrisy !!!

When one catholic preist messes us , the whole catholic church is punished with lectures .
" priests must marry so that they do not mess with women " they preach.

But when an a fully married archbishop steals another priest`s wife , this time , it all about only him and his satan . and not about the protestant church.

You sit there and wonder where the clever lecturers have gone
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0 #4 WADADA rogers 2021-01-22 09:36
Lets leave Ntagali to be, i didnt find him intelligent in the way he admitted, i instead want to push the blame on the Church of Uganda otherwise known as the Anglican Church.

i insist his handling of this saga was done foolishly, May be the church thought since Ntagali had already retired, the shame would not escalate down to the church. Now Ntagali is invisible, its the Church doing fire fighting.
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0 #5 WADADA rogers 2021-01-22 09:40
This adultery thing like prostitution has always lived with human beings.

So long as human beings still exist, it will always manifest itself unexpectedly. we all know the story of Uriah and Bathsheba- King David's eighth wife who became so after setting up Uriah to be killed..2 Samuel 11 and 12 tells it all.

We should stop hiding our heads in the sand and face the reality not by condoning the act but acknowledging the fact that it is a human weakness. Many have sinned in that way but have not been netted yet. Let the husband of this lady swap his wife with that of Ntagali.
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0 #6 gayman 2021-01-24 04:48
Quoting Wooden K.:
Oh the hypocrisy !!!

When one catholic preist messes us , the whole catholic church is punished with lectures .
" priests must marry so that they do not mess with women " they preach.

But when an a fully married archbishop steals another priest`s wife , this time , it all about only him and his satan . and not about the protestant church.

You sit there and wonder where the clever lecturers have gone


You see Ntagali did not actually do what they say he did.

And if he did it was because he was brought this woman by some homosexual.. so its very diffrent
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