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Archbishop Henry Orombi

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Company Description: The Church of Uganda has been made aware of the Kony 2012 campaign initiated by the US-based organization, Invisible Children. Joseph Kony and the LRA left Uganda...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Standing Committee
    Primates

Education

  • diploma , theology
    Bishop Tucker Theological College
  • Bachelor of Divinity degree
    St. John's College
  • doctorate
    NottinghamUniversity
42 Total References
Web References
The Most Rev. John Sentamu, ...
churchofuganda.org, 5 Mar 2014 [cached]
The Most Rev. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York and a Ugandan by birth, represented the Archbishop of Canterbury and read a letter of greeting and congratulations from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The preacher for the service was the Most Rev. Robert Duncan, Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America.
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"Becoming Archbishop means going where you do not plan to go.
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The Most Rev. Henry Luke Orombi, retiring Archbishop, handed over the Provincial Staff to Archbishop Ntagali, thus symbolizing the transfer of spiritual authority from one Archbishop to another.
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The retiring Archbishop, the Most Rev. Henry Luke Orombi, announced his early retirement in January 2012. Enthroned as Archbishop in January 2004, he served nine out of a possible ten years.
Archbishop Orombi's tenure as Archbishop was marked by extensive travels and preaching around the country, a commitment to youth ministry, and the construction of Church House, a commercial building on Kampala Road.
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Bishop Ntagali was elected Archbishop of the Church of Uganda in July and will be enthroned on 16th December 2012 and move to Kampala.
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In a July 2008 letter to Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi explained, "After following due canonical process, I was forced in January 2007 to depose him [Christopher Ssenyonjo] as a Bishop in the Church of Uganda for presiding at the consecration as bishop of a Church of Uganda priest under discipline for moral failure who was being consecrated in a denomination of his own called Charismatic Church of Uganda.
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On 15th March 2006 I and all the people of Uganda woke up to read in The New Vision that Christopher Ssenyonjo, the second Bishop of West Buganda Diocese, had a new "Archbishop called Howard" in America, had formed a new denomination called the Charismatic Church of Uganda, and had consecrated a bishop.
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On 8th January 2012 Archbishop Henry Orombi announced his intention to retire after nine years of service to continue a ministry of preaching, which has been his passion. He said, "I want to devote the rest of my life, while I am still able, to fulfilling this calling full-time."
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Out of the 35 Bishops currently active in the Church of Uganda, 29 were eligible to become Archbishop.
The installation of the new Archbishop is expected to take place on 16th December at St. Paul's Cathedral, Namirembe. At that time, Archbishop Henry Orombi will hand over the pastoral staff to Archbishop-elect Stanley Ntagali who will then be invested with the authority to lead the Church of Uganda as Archbishop. At that time, Archbishop Henry Orombi will hand over the pastoral staff to Archbishop-elect Stanley Ntagali who will then be invested with the authority to lead the Church of Uganda as Archbishop.
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Between now and December, Archbishop Henry Orombi will continue to do the work of the Archbishop and the Bishop of Kampala Diocese, as well as bid farewell to each of the 34 Dioceses.
The Archbishop-elect will say farewell to his Diocese and prepare to move to Kampala. His current Diocese will elect a new Bishop, since he will leave his Diocese to also become the Bishop of Kampala Diocese.
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Archbishop Henry Orombi's 2012 Easter Message
Trinity Church Dublin, Texas | AAC Update
www.trinity-dublin.org, 1 June 2007 [cached]
In a statement released on May 30, Archbishop Henry Orombi of Uganda stated that as Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams had extended invitations to "all the American bishops who consented to, participated in, and have continued to support the consecration" of Bishop V. Gene Robinson in New Hampshire, the Church of Uganda would honor the commitment it made last December and not attend.
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A spokesman for the Church of Uganda said Archbishop Orombi was "simply re-stating a decision the [Ugandan bishops] took in December, and, applying it in light of the present circumstances."
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A member of the Primates' Standing Committee, Archbishop Orombi has been invited by the American House of Bishops to meet with its members prior to the September 30 deadline set by the primates for compliance with the primates' communique. Archbishop Orombi's attendance at the meeting has not been settled, his spokesman noted.
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In a related matter, retired Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. George Carey, queried the rationale for not inviting the bishops of the Anglican Mission in America (AMiA) and the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) to the Lambeth Conference.
"My opposition to the consecration of two AMiA bishops related to the setting up of Episcopal activity in the United States which I regarded as unconstitutional and unnecessary," he wrote in a letter to the editor of Church of England Newspaper.
Archbishop Orombi to Visit St. Peter’s - St. Peter's Anglican Church - Tallahassee, Florida
www.saint-peters.net, 1 Dec 2007 [cached]
Archbishop Orombi to Visit St. Peter's
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Archbishop Orombi to Visit St. Peter's Anglican Church
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Archbishop Orombi is the primate or principal bishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda which is one of the 38 autonomous provinces of the 77 million member Anglican Communion.The Anglican Communion is led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and by the primates of the 38 provinces.The Province of Uganda, over which Archbishop Orombi presides, has 31 dioceses, each with its own bishop, and has about 8.8 million members.In addition to serving as primate, Archbishop Orombi also serves as the Bishop of Kampala, the capital of Uganda.
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Accompanying Archbishop Orombi will be the Right Reverend John Guernsey, an American Anglican priest who was consecrated as a bishop in the Church of Uganda on September 2.
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The Most Reverend Henry Luke Orombi was enthroned as Archbishop of the 8 million member Church of the Province of Uganda on 25th January 2004 at St. Paul's Cathedral, Namirembe, Kampala, Uganda.
Prior to his enthronement as Archbishop, Orombi served for ten years as the founding bishop of Nebbi Diocese in northwestern Uganda.Originally trained as a teacher, Orombi left education to become an evangelist.After completing a diploma in theology in 1978 from Bishop Tucker Theological College, Mukono, Uganda, he was ordained in the Church of Uganda.He was initially posted in his home diocese of Madi/West Nile as the Diocesan Youth Coordinator.From 1980 , 1983, he took leave from his diocesan ministry to study at St. John's College, Nottingham, England, where he completed his Bachelor of Divinity degree.In 1987 he was asked to become the Archdeacon of the then Nebbi Archdeaconry.In 1993 the Nebbi Archdeaconry became the Nebbi Diocese and Orombi was elected as its first bishop.Two years later he completed leadership training through the Haggai Institute.
Orombi is married to Phoebe and they have three children living, and one deceased daughter.Orombi is a natural and gifted communicator and evangelist.He has distinguished himself as a Christian leader by promoting evangelism and mission, youth ministry, stewardship and financial accountability, girl-child education, and women's literacy.Orombi and his wife have taken many young girls into their home and provided them with a loving family environment and educational opportunities.
Riots breakout in Kampala as peace builders meet in Uganda « Caritas Internationalis
blog.caritas.org, 1 Jan 2009 [cached]
Archbishop Henry Orombi, head of the Anglican Church in Uganda, said that conflicts in the North with the Lords Resistance Army and in other areas such as with the tribal warriors of Karamoja could have been avoided if action had been taken quickly. He said military solutions only provided "win-lose" while dialogue provides "win-win".
The Anglican Planet - International News
anglicanplanet.net, 4 Sept 2010 [cached]
Archbishop Henry Orombi, host of the All-Africa Bishops' Conference.
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On Sept 17, the House of Bishops of the Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda elected the Rt. Rev'd Onesphore Rwaje as Archbishop to succeed the Most Rev. Emmanuel Kolini. He will take over from Kolini on Dec. 12, the latter having served as the Archbishop of Rwanda for the past 12 years.
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