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The Pope is Coming! The Pope is Coming!

Posted on November 6, 2015 at 4:00 AM

At the end of this month from November 27-29, Uganda will be hosting the Catholic Pope. While I am not Catholic, I can't offer much more information than the basics.  Pope Francis will be at least the 3rd Pope to make visit to Uganda since their Independence. Specifically, Pope Francis will be in Uganda to mark the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's canonisation during the first visit by a pontiff to Africa of 22 Catholic martyrs -- converts to Christianity who were executed in the 19th century.

 

 

Schools will conclude their academic year a few days early for this special event. Pope Francis has publically shared his wishes for conservative transportation and freedoms to travel amongst the villages and impoverished areas of Kampala. I am sure there will be joy and mayhem abounding during those few days.  It is indeed an exciting time for Uganda!  More updates to follow…

 

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