June 14, 2015

I am Coming To Uganda — Pope

Pope Francis has confirmed his plan to visit Uganda and central Africa republic in November this year and he may add Kenya on his trip to Africa

Pope Francis holds the monstrance during the worldwide hour of Eucharistic adoration in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican June 2, 2013. Pope Francis led Roman Catholics on Sunday in the first worldwide "Holy Hour," in which participants prayed at the same time around the globe for those suffering from war, slave labor, human trafficking and the economic crisis.  REUTERS/ Giampiero Sposito  (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION) - RTX109BZ
Pope Francis holds the monstrance during the worldwide hour of Eucharistic adoration in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican June 2, 2013. Pope Francis led Roman Catholics on Sunday in the first worldwide “Holy Hour,” in which participants prayed at the same time around the globe for those suffering from war, slave labor, human trafficking and the economic crisis. REUTERS/ Giampiero Sposito (VATICAN – Tags: RELIGION) – RTX109BZ

“Pope Francis confirmed he will visit the Central African Republic and Uganda during his November trip, but said adding Kenya to the journey was ‘possible but not sure’ because of organizational problems,” Vatican Radio Reported.

Pope re-affirmed his trip to Africa and a possibility of adding Kenya on the trip in a two-hour meeting held with priests in Rome’s Papal Basilica of St. John Lateran.

The Cathedral church is this week hosting an International retreat for priests, organized by International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services and the Catholic Fraternity.

He first made his plan to visit Africa public in January this year while speaking to Journalists on a flight from Brazil. Pope Francis said “the trip has been a bit delayed due to Ebola.”

Pope Francis expressed his willingness to visit Uganda in October 2014 when president Museveni paid a courtesy visit to Vatican and invited him to visit Uganda. H

e is expected to officiate Uganda Catholic Martyrs golden jubilee celebration at Namugongo shrine later this year.

He will be the third pope to visit Uganda after John Paul II who came in March 1993 and Pope Paul VI, visited Uganda in August 1969.

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