Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu has been elected the new Archbishop of the Church of Uganda
Kazimba, who has been serving as the Bishop of Mityana Diocese, replaces His Grace Stanley Ntagali, who has been leading the church since 2012.
Mugalu was elected by the House of Bishops sitting at Namirembe Cathedral in Kampala, through secret ballot.
He won with more than two thirds majority.
The 57-year-old, who hails from Kyaggwe, while addressing the bishops said neither he, nor the Archdiocese of Mityana, expected that he would be named the new head of the Church of Uganda.
“It is God who chooses ordinary people to use them for extraordinary purposes,” he said, adding, “This is all by God’s grace.
The new Archbishop will take over from Ntangali early next year.
Church of Uganda Archbishops serve a 10 year term but must retire immediately once they clock 65 years. His Grace Ntagali will turn 65 on March 1st next year.