Pope Francis: from Uganda to CAR

By Editorial Board - 30 November 2015 at 12:13 am
Pope Francis: from Uganda to CAR

AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

Pope Francis arrived in Uganda on Friday welcomed by President Yoweri Museveni, government officials and church leaders. He is the third Pope to have ever visited the country.

On the same day he arrived Pope Francis called on the Ugandan government to establish “responsible” leadership in the country. When addressing officals he said that it is “your task is to prove yourself as responsible managers.”

According DW the pontiff also commended Uganda for hosting over 500,000 refugees who have fled conflicts in neighbouring states.

Yesterday during a youth led rally to honour the Pope where he addressed the crowd saying they can “overcome difficulties, transform the negative into positive, and pray,” reported DW.

Earlier on Saturday the Pope attended a Mass dedicated to the 45 Catholic and Anglican martyrs who had been burned alive during the 1800s because they would not renounce their faith.

Today Pope Francis left Uganda for the Central African Republic which is the last part of his trip to Africa.

When he arrived in the country he gave a speech in which he said he wanted the country to start a “new chapter”.

He continued to say “it is my fervent wish that the various national consultations to be held in coming weeks will enable the country to embark serenely on a new chapter of its history.”

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