Skip to comments.UGANDA: Uganda Bishop to Central PA bishop 'keep your $352,941' Blames Robinson Consecratio
Posted on 03/23/2005 7:08:23 PM PST by newheart
(Special to VirtueOnline)
This week our office accessed information on the position of the Diocese of Central Pennyslvania USA, concerning their position on the consent on New Hampshire Election. It reads "Yes" for the Clergy order and for the sitting Bishop.
This places a theological conflict between our two Dioceses because South Rwenzori Diocese upholds the Holy Scriptures as true word of God.
Consequently, all the activities we had planned to do with the Diocese of Central Pennyslvania have been postponed. Last year, we requested them to support our HIV/AIDS Programme with $352,941; this request too, is hereby withdrawn.
By copy of this letter, our office requests Dr Tom Leamann to advise USA group of physicians and medical people planning to visit South Rwenzori Diocese this summer to postpone the visit and other link activities until probably after the next Lambeth conference, 2008.
Of course, this will affect some of our Programmes. This includes $352,941, we had requested from Central Pennyslvania for our HIV/AIDS Programme (2004 - 2009) and $1500 they have been sending for Bishop Masereka Christian Foundation for orphans education.
In the meantime, we pray and believe that our God who created and controls silver and gold in the world will provide for the needs of His people.
+Jackson Nzerebende Tembo is bishop of South Rwenzori Diocese in the Province of Uganda
Wow. I wonder if an American bishop has ever similarly declined money-- over moral differences. I tend to doubt it.
Sending money to help make up the shortfall will be an agenda item for the next meeting of the vestry at Trinity Anglican Church/APA.
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