Black archbishop confirmed in church of England
Dr. John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu has been formally confirmed as the 97th Archbishop of York in a ceremony at St. Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, in London.
He is the Church of England’s first Black archbishop in nearly 500 years. The post is the second-highest in the Church.
Sentamu, 56, will be enthroned in York Minster on November 30 replacing Dr. David Hope, who resigned.
Raised one of 13 children near the Ugandan capital, he was educated in Uganda, where he practiced as a barrister and a judge. Sentamu was an outspoken critic of Idi Amin’s regime, before he fled to the UK in 1974.
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