Nairobi — The head of the Anglican Church of Tanzania, Archbishop Valentine Mokiwa, is the new President of the All Africa Conference of Churches.
Archbishop Mokiwa was elected at the just concluded AACC 9th General Assembly held in Maputo, Mozambique, December 7-12.
A statement from the organisation said Archbishop Mokiwa joins the AACC
leadership at a time when the Church in Africa is faced with a lot of critical
challenges, among them the crisis of governance such as in Zimbabwe, wars and
insecurity especially in the Great Lakes region and in the Horn of Africa, and
The AACC is a pan-African Christian organisation founded
in 1963 in Kampala, Uganda. It brings together in fellowship 173 churches and
Christian councils from 40 African countries.
Archbishop Mokiwa is not amongst the more liberal of African church leaders. When the Windsor Report was published he was quoted as saying "We are calling on homosexuals in the church to stop what they are doing, it's unbecoming and it is sin."