African Anglican Archbishops are this year holding their annual conference in Kampala - capital of Uganda.
GV International conference building
SV INT. Zikusoka enters room shakes hands with Archbishops Sabiiti & Taylor (Archbishop of Capetown)
SV PAN Other Archbishops
LV Sabiiti speaks PAN others listening
SV Zikusoka addressing meeting
CU Archbishop of Tanzania
CU Sir Luis MBanefor (adviser to Archbishop of West Africa)
SV PAN from Zikusoka speaking to Archbishop speaking
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Background: African Anglican Archbishops are this year holding their annual conference in Kampala - capital of Uganda.
The conference was opened on Monday by Uganda's Minister of Works, Communications and Housing, Mr James Zikusoka.
The Archbishops of Central Africa, Kenya, Sierre Leone, South Africa, West Africa, Tanzania and Jerusalem (which includes Sudan and Egypt) are meeting under the chairmanship of the Archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, the Most Reverend Erica Sabiiti.
SYNOPSIS: Special guest at the opening of the meeting on Monday was Uganda's Minister of Works, Communications and Housing, Mr Zikusoka. Among the items on the agenda for this week's meeting is a survey of African marriage customs, the relationship of the Anglican Church to other churches, refugees in Africa, and women in the ministry.
Chairman of the conference is the Archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, the Most Reverend Erica Sabiiti. He invited the Ugandan Minister, Mr Zikusoka to address the meeting.
Mr Zikusoka said Uganda was happy to host such an important conference. He said it was appropriate that the meeting should be held in Kampala which, he said, was one of the few African states where the Government had formulated precise policies guaranteeing religious freedoms.