Ugandan Archbishop excommunicates Canterbury

The Cathedral of the diocese of Bukedi, eastern Uganda, St Peter's at Tororo.

From Uganda's New Vision

The Archbishop of Bukedi Diocese the Rt. Reverend Nicodemus Okile says that he no longer recognises the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, as head of the church because of his stance on homosexuality.

Okile said this while laying a foundation stone at All Saints church Busitema.

He blamed the western culture for promoting homosexuality.


  1. It's not strictly an 'excommunication' but is no doubt the same kind of sentiment that THE Archbishop Henry Orombi would approve of.

    It's all a bit silly really and makes the Africans look foolish. If Williams is to be so treated then so is practically everyone else in the Communion - this is a 21st century Donatist approach.

    I notice, incidentally that there is now some sporadic infighting amongst the North American dissident factions who really only have (homo) sexuality in common.

    As I said before a Democrat victory in the forthcoming American elections would calm things down - but it doesn't seem to be going that way, quite the opposite in fact.

    Now let's think, the Donatist schism lasted from the 4th to the 8th century - oh dear!

  2. Penwatch, I thought I was the pessimist - but I'd not considered four centuries of blogging Anglican divisions.

    To be honest I don't know much at all about the Donatist schism. As I believe, without checking, you've referred to it before perhaps you'd care to set out more about it on this blog?

    Just an offer. No pressure?