Archbishop Ntagali calls for a teargas-free Kampala in 2013

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The archbishop of Uganda Stanley Ntagali has urged Ugandans to work toward peace and a teargas free city in 2013.

The archbishop of Uganda Stanley Ntagali has urged Ugandans to work toward peace and a teargas free city in 2013.
 
While preaching to a large congregation at St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe, the new archbishop asked Ugandans  to not only be expectant of a better year after a challenging 2012 but to also make an effort to give their families better homes and to make their country a better and peaceful place.
 
He urged both the leaders and the citizens to be peace lovers and peace makers and to leave the hatred and the frustrations of 2012 behind. He recognized 2012 as a year of great challenges but is optimistic  that Ugandans will have a brighter 2013 if they work hard for it and invite God to stay amidst them and remind them that violence does not resolve any grievancy.
 
Under the theme, the living hope for God’s people, Ntagali told the congregation that hope is key and that God works through hard work and faith. He said that he started as an ordinary catechist but God has lifted him to unimaginable heights and that it is possible with all Ugandans
 
Ntagali told the people that he was inspired and mentored by the former Archbishop Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo with whom he worked as the provincial secretary saying that Nkoyoyo started as a mechanic in a garage.
 
He did not forget to talk about the controversial subject of homosexuality and vowed that the church under his leadership will fight and condemn it in the strongest terms possible.
 
He said that God ordained marriage to be between a man and a woman but that evil people are corrupting it by saying that it can be between a man and a man, a woman and a woman.
 
Ntagali was consecrated as the new archbishop on December 15th, a day he says is the greatest day of his life, succeeding Archbishop Luke Orombi who has been head of the Anglican Church for the last eight years.