Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Church of Uganda bishops will not attend Lambeth 2008

Church of Uganda

For Immediate Release

30th May 2007

In response to the recent announcement that the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Rowan Williams, has sent out invitations to the 2008 Lambeth Conference of Bishops, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Henry Luke Orombi, made this statement:

On 9th December 2006, the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda, meeting in Mbale, resolved unanimously to support the CAPA Road to Lambeth statement, which, among other things, states, “We will definitely not attend any Lambeth Conference to which the violators of the Lambeth Resolution are also invited as participants or observers.”

We note that all the American Bishops who consented to, participated in, and have continued to support the consecration as bishop of a man living in a homosexual relationship have been invited to the Lambeth Conference. These are Bishops who have violated the Lambeth Resolution 1.10, which rejects “homosexual practice as incompatible with Scripture” and “cannot advise the legitimising or blessing of same unions nor ordaining those involved in same gender unions.”

Accordingly, the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda stands by its resolve to uphold the Road to Lambeth.

The Most Rev. Henry Luke Orombi

ARCHBISHOP OF CHURCH OF UGANDA.

1 comment:

Fr Edmund said...

Archbishop Rowan made a clear mistake in sending out the invites before the 30 September, and it has clearly backfired.
He can however easily repair the damage - if TEC does not fully comply with the 30 September deadline, he has an excuse for cancelling those invitations. He may now wish to do so...