Ahead of Pope Francis’ visit this week, president Museveni’s wish is that it deepens Ugandans love for each other.
In a welcome message issued yesterday, Museveni said the blessing of visit of the Holy Father to nation and the region, affirms commitment to fight for peace.
“May Pope Visit deepen our love for each other as Ugandans, the oneness of spirit and promote tolerance and unity across our country,” he said.
Adding, “We believe that the blessing of visit of the Holy Father to our nation and the region, affirms our commitment to fight for total peace and stability inner part of the world and to open the eyes of the faithful to the values of hard work, knowledge to deal with problems of poverty and luck to strengthen our resolve to build a better future for our children.”
He noted that the Pope’s compassion for the poor and his frankness of spirit is an encouragement to Ugandans to live light and stand for causes that matter to humanity.
“This is because all of us have one life on earth and it should, therefore, be lived purposefully the movement too fights to end poverty and fully establish our nation on an irreversible path to progress,” Museveni said.
Highlighting National Resistance Movement achievements ahead of the visit, he said the NRM restored dignity, integrity and freedom of worship of the people of Uganda.
“We are, therefore, honored to host Pope Francis at time when our nation demonstrably shows the fruits of this liberation from tyranny of the 1970s and the 1980s that plunged our nation into conflicts and threatened to make our country ungovernable.”
Pope Francis will arrive in Uganda on Friday.