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Masaka Christians Ask Archbishop Orombi to Continue Fight Against Homosexuality

Christians in West Buganda Diocese have praised Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi for his exemplary service but asked him to intensify fight against homosexuality even after retirement.

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Christians in West Buganda Diocese have praised Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi for his exemplary service but asked him to intensify fight against homosexuality even after retirement.

 

Archbishop Orombi is stepping down in December this year after nine years as the head of the Province of the Church of Uganda.

On Wednesday, Archbishop Orombi visited Kako Cathedral, the seat of West Buganda Diocese in Masaka to bid farewell to Christians there.

In his sermon before hundreds of Christians and local leaders from greater Masaka region, Orombi said he decided to retire so that the Church of Uganda elects another younger and energetic Archbishop.

He said that he felt he had achieved almost all his objectives such as the construction of the Church House, renovation of All Saints Cathedral in Kampala and preaching against immorality and it was time for him to retire so that another person takes over from him.

Several Christians praised Orombi for being exemplary during his leadership as Archbishop of Uganda. Lincoln Tusubira, an Anglican Christian leader from Kalungu archdeaconry, said although Archbishop Orombi has retired, he needs to intensify his fight against homosexuality to uphold morality in society.

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Edward Wamboya, another Christian from Kijabwemi Church of Uganda asked Archbishop Orombi to help Right Reverend Stanley Ntagali, the new Archbishop to preach against homosexuality. He said right from the start, Orombi resisted western pressure when he openly opposed the consecration of gay bishops.

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Masaka Woman MP Fridah Kasse Nanziri praised Orombi and said she will support the anti homosexuality bill if brought back to parliament for debate. She said currently, the legal committee of parliament is verifying the controversial clauses before tabling it for approval.

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Bishop Ntagali of Masindi Kitara Diocese was in June this year elected to take over from Orombi as Archbishop.

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