Uganda’s Archbishop Orombi to retire one year early

From the Church of Uganda website come the news of the call for election of a new Archbishop by the Most Rev. Henry Luke Orombi:

Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi has called for the election of the next Archbishop of the Church of Uganda. The announcement came during a regularly scheduled meeting of the House of Bishops on Saturday, 7th January, in Mbarara.

The election of the next Archbishop will take place in June 2012 by the House of Bishops. The enthronement of the new Archbishop will take place in December 2012.

Archbishop Orombi was elected in July 2003 and enthroned as Archbishop on 25th January 2004.

Archbishops in the Church of Uganda serve a ten-year term and must retire by the age of 65 or at the conclusion of their ten-year term, whichever comes first.

Orombi’s ten-year term was set to expire in January 2014, before he turned 65.

Orombi decided to retire one year early, saying, “I want to use my retirement to preach the Gospel single-heartedly. This has been my single passion and I want to fulfill the call while I can still do it.”

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