Bishop Sentamu Snubbed As Anglican Church Head

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Chances of the Ugandan born Archbishop of York John Sentamu to head the influential Anglican Church fell flat after the 16-strong Crown Nominations Commission rejected him on a flimsy reason that he lacks diplomatic skills.

Sentamu who was the front runner for Archbishop of Canterbury office, sources in selection commission said, has lost the race to hitherto obscure Bishop of Norwich Graham James and the Bishop of Durham Justin Welby.

“Archbishop Sentamu is popular and a charismatic leader, but lacks in the diplomatic skills of Lambeth palace,” a source quotes one of the members of the committee as saying.

Sentamu who is a brother to Pentecostal Pastor Robert Kayanja of Miracle Centre Kampala, was destined to make history as the first black man ever in the history of Anglican church to become Archbishop of Cantebury.

The Commission was expected to elect a successor to Dr Rowan Williams at a three-day meeting last week, but the lack of a clear winner has left it floundering.
As opposed to Sentamu who was outstanding , one Church insider said the two remaining front-runners: ‘Bishop Welby is seen as too conservative and too inexperienced and Bishop James as too liberal and too dull.
One senior cleric said: ‘The whole thing has become a farce. One minute it is compared to a horse race. The next no one can find a winner. We need to have a much more transparent and representative process.’

After learning of the predicament that has befallen his friend Sentamu, Dr Williams warned that his successor would need ‘the constitution of an ox and skin of a rhinoceros’.

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8 thoughts on “Bishop Sentamu Snubbed As Anglican Church Head”

  1. Racism exists also in religion too now its Ssentamu it was the Nigerian to become pope but they always chose a white yet religion her in Europe is almost dead.The highest majority of practicing christian are found in the southern hemisphere

  2. We tried to reach out to him as Ugandans in UK to support our community prosperity but he told us that he does not see himself as a Ugandan but an African. Now things are not going as good to him, he is coming back to the community for support. To hell with him.

    1. That is what happens when you over want to beg.
      The fact that you went to beg and he refused to render what ever hell of support you wanted, should not let you beef him
      Get a life

      1. Then he does not need to call for a Ugandan community meeting too, we didnt go there to beg, beg for what?

  3. it is very clear that the anglican church is based on race where the white race wants to dominate and rule the black race. this has to end otherwise another breakaway church crisis will happen. watch this.

  4. it is very wonderful because such people whenever they go abroad dont want to associate with Ugandans.

  5. Racism at work. Sentamu should be the head of the church. Woe unto the Anglican church which does not see sense where even a fool can see it.

  6. UK has been very generous to Bishop Sentamu.
    They put a roof over his head, fed him and his career has greatly prospered.
    We should learn to give credit where its due.
    He came over as a refugee for Goodness sake.

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