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Hostile setting at Ugandan Archbishop installation

afrol News, 27 January - As a new Anglican Archbishop was installed in Uganda on Sunday, the event was dominated by those not invited. The organisers in advance had told American Episcopalians that they would not be welcome at the event after the US Church had installed a homosexual Bishop last year.

Archbishop Henry Orombi became the 7th Anglican Archbishop of Uganda in "a colourful ceremony" in the country's capital, Kampala, 'Catholic World News' (CWNews) reports.

The installation came at the height of debate within the worldwide Anglican Community over homosexuality, and specifically the installation of an openly homosexual bishop in New Hampshire. After Bishop Gene Robinson was installed in New Hampshire, several African Church Provinces broke ties with the US Episcopalians - among them the Church of Uganda.

The Uganda province indeed became the first Anglican body to take concrete action against the American diocese. Anglican officials broke off ties with the New Hampshire province, and rescinded invitations for those American officials to attend the Sunday ceremony in Uganda.

- Even if they come, they will not get seats, 'CWNews' quoted one spokesman for the Anglicans of Uganda as saying. "They are not welcome for the enthronement."

The Church of Uganda has been among the most forceful rejecters of homosexuality in the Christian world. Former Ugandan Archbishop Livingstone Mpalanyi-Nkoyoyo only last year asked all Ugandans to reject gays and lesbians in general.

According to the conservative ex-Archbishop, homosexuality and lesbianism, is now slowly taking root in the country. The Anglican Church of Uganda therefore joined President Yoweri Museveni - earlier known for making homophobic statements - in condemning these sexual minorities.

The Church of Uganda joins President Museveni in terming homosexuality a "foreign" or non-African practice. After the enthronement of the new Archbishop, Mr Orombi, the Church seems to stick to this conservative platform.

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