Welby briefs Kenyan bishops on Lambeth 2020


The Anglican Church of Kenya reports the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Justin Welby, briefed the members of the Kenyan House of Bishops on Tuesday during a meeting at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi.

In May 2019 the archbishop of Kenya, the Most Rev. Jackson Ole Sapit, told the Religion News Service, “I will not be at the Lambeth Conference for those reasons. Others are also boycotting.”

“God’s plan of marriage is between a man and woman for procreation. Homosexuality is a sin before God,” he added.

Archbishop Ole Sapit joined the primates of Rwanda, Uganda and Nigeria in boycotting the 2020 conference. The archbishop’s comments did not bind all of Kenya’s bishops, however. In 2008 the Archbishop of Kenya, the Most Rev. Benjamin Nzimbi did not attend the Lambeth Conference. Less than a dozen Kenyan bishops, however defied their primate and attended the gathering. It is not known how many Kenyan bishops will attend Lambeth 2020.