Bungoma’s St Crispins ACK church elevated to a cathedral

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ACK Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit addressing the press
ACK Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit addressing the press

The Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) archbishop Jackson ole Sapit has condemned same-sex and polygamous marriages saying they are against the holy teachings of the Bible as well as the Constitution of Kenya saying Kenyans should resist those unions.

Speaking after officiating the upgrading of St Crispins ACK church in Bungoma to a cathedral, Ole Sapit said as a church they have a role of giving direction saying they cannot be against the teachings of the Bible.

“Even the constitution states clearly that marriage is between two consenting adults who must be a male and female and the objectives of marriage including procreation cannot be found in same-sex marriages,” he said.

He said the church is very categorical on the issue and cannot be swayed to mislead its congregation and the Christians should, therefore, embrace its teachings to the fullest.

ACK Archbishop Ole Sapit (right) said the cathedral should be situated where the Bishop resides and thus had to be moved to Bungoma from Webuye
ACK Archbishop Ole Sapit (right) said the cathedral should be situated where the Bishop resides and thus had to be moved to Bungoma from Webuye

The archbishop said the cathedral has been relocated from Webuye to Bungoma saying with the church norms it is mandatory that the cathedral should be where the Bishop resides and it has to be at the County headquarters hence the need for the changes.

He further applauded the efforts of the leaders to restore peace in the country saying they should continue to embrace the same and also challenged the citizens to extend the same at the grass root level so as to have a peaceful country.

He also challenged people of Bungoma County and Western Kenya to make good use of the fertile lands as well as the ongoing rainy season to plant different types of food crops so as to achieve food security so as not to experience food shortages as it has been in the past.

The Bungoma ACK diocese Bishop George Mechumo appreciated the visit and called upon the congregation to live in peace and harmony.