Welby arrives in Kampala for Ugandan archbishop installation

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The Ugandan government has invited the Archbishop of Canterbury to attend the installation of the ninth primate of the Church of Uganda. The Most Rev. Justin Welby arrived in Kampala yesterday for the 1 March 2020 installation of the Most Rev. Samuel Stephen Kaziimbi at St Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe. 

On 29 February Archbishop Welby accompanied by the outgoing archbishop of Uganda, the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali attended a luncheon at State House in Entebbe hosted by the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni. He later visited the Uganda Martyrs’ Shrine in Namugongo, writing on Facebook his visit “was a profound reminder of the courage and faithfulness of those who died in Christ’s name, and those around the world who are violently persecuted for their faith.”

The chairman of GAFCON, the Most Rev. Foley Beach, Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America, is scheduled to preach at the installation on Sunday. He arrived earlier this week in Uganda and is currently on retreat with the new archbishop in Lweza.