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Henry Luke Orombi

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Nationality  Ugandan
Years active  1979 — present
Ethnicity  Alur
Name  Henry Orombi

Citizenship  Uganda
Residence  Kampala, Uganda
Occupation  Theologian
Known for  Religion
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Born  11 October 1949 (age 66) (1949-10-11) Uganda
Alma mater  Uganda Christian University (Diploma in Theology) University of Nottingham (Bachelor of Divinity)
Education  St John's School of Mission, University of Nottingham, Uganda Christian University

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Henry Luke Orombi (born 11 October 1949) is an Anglican bishop in the Church of Uganda. He served as Archbishop of Uganda and Bishop of Kampala from 2004 until his retirement in December 2012, two years earlier than expected. He was succeeded as Archbishop by Stanley Ntagali, who was consecrated in December 2012. Orombi served as Bishop of the Diocese of Kampala, which is the fixed episcopal see of the Archbishop, but unlike many other fixed metropolitical sees, the incumbent is not officially known as "Archbishop of Kampala", but bears the longer compound title "Archbishop of Uganda and Bishop of Kampala".

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Background

Orombi was educated at Bishop Tucker Theological College, which today is known as Uganda Christian University, in Mukono, Uganda, where he received a Diploma in Theology, and St John's College, Nottingham, in England, where he attained a Bachelor of Divinity degree. Before becoming Archbishop, he was Diocesan Youth Officer in Moyo District and Adjumani District in West Nile sub-region from 1979 until 1986. He then served as Archdeacon at Goli in Nebbi District from 1987 until 1993. From 1993 until 2003, he served as the Bishop of Nebbi Diocese.

Overview

He has become an influential leader of the Global South during the recent discussions within the Anglican Communion. Together with the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda, Archbishop Orombi consecrated an American priest as a bishop to provide ecclesiastical oversight to the American congregations under the Church of Uganda. The Church of Uganda transferred all its American clergy and congregations to the Anglican Church in North America in June 2009. Orombi, the Church of Uganda, and their American clergy and congregations oppose decisions made by the governing bodies of the Episcopal Church.

His views

Anglicans entering the Roman Catholic Church

In October 2009, he responded to the Vatican's proposed creation of personal ordinariates for disaffected traditionalist Anglicans by saying that the current GAFCON structures already meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of traditionalist Anglicans in Africa.

Homosexuality in Africa

The Church of Uganda has opposed the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Archbishop Orombi and the House of Bishops resolved in August 2008, that "The Church of Uganda is committed at all levels to offer counseling, healing and prayer for people with homosexual disorientation, especially in our schools and other institutions of learning. The Church is a safe place for individuals, who are confused about their sexuality or struggling with sexual brokenness, to seek help and healing."

References

Henry Luke Orombi Wikipedia


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