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By Sandra Birungi

The House of Bishops has searched and now it has finally found the new Archbishop who is going to take over from Archbishop Luke Henry Orombi who decided to retire after serving the lord.

Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali was named the new Archbishop of the country today after the House of Bishops reached the consensus in the morning.

Rt. Rev. Stanley (middle) with out going Archbishop Orombi (right).

The search process has taken a week for the bishops to come up with the perfect replacement for retiring Archbishop Orombi during a retreat at Lweza Conference Center.  The house of bishops is comprised of 34 dioceses surrounding the country.

Rt. Rev. Stanley is now the 8th revered to be elected in the post of Archbishop of the Church of Uganda. He will be sanctified on December 16 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Namirembe. He managed to beat other contenders to the seat including, Steven Kazimba Mugalu Mbowa (Mukono diocese), Stanley Ntagali (Masindi-Kitala diocese), Joel Obetia (Madi and West Nile diocese) and Nathan Kyamanywa.

Out going Archbishop Orombi announced his retirement and asked that a successor be elected to succeed him. Orombi is to begin giving his farewell tour to all the 34 dioceses under the Church of Uganda according to the communications director for the Church of Uganda, Rev. Can. Dr. Alison Barfoot.

She said the new archbishop will also serve as the Diocesan Bishop of Kampala diocese as well as archbishop of the entire Church of Uganda.