Dr. Sentamu is currently the second most senior cleric in the Church of England after Dr Williams. The government and the Anglican Church in Uganda are thrilled by news that Ugandan John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, could succeed Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, becoming the head of the Church of England. Archbishop Williams announced on Friday that he would step down as the spiritual head of the Anglican Church at the end of December. The Guardian newspaper reported on Friday that Dr Williams, 61, is resigning after a decade at the helm, to take on a new role in the academia. in January 2013 at Cambridge University as Master of Magdalene College. Church of Uganda (CoU) said the appointment of Dr Sentamu would be exciting, and one that would herald a new dawn of hope for the African continent.