Updates and Programme of Pope Francis’ visit to Uganda 2015

Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda (L) and Archbishop of Kampala, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga (R)
Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda (L) and Archbishop of Kampala, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga (R)

His Holiness Pope Francis will arrive in Uganda on Friday 27th November 2015 at Entebbe International Airport for his visit that will end on Sunday 29th November 2015.

This was revealed by Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda, Michael August Blume at the Uganda Episcopal Conference held at Uganda Catholic Secretariat in Nsambya (Kampala – Uganda) on Monday, 19th October 2015.

The Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda told journalists that during the visit, Pope Francis will first meet the President of Uganda at State House Entebbe before meeting Authorities and Diplomatic Corps.

During the evening of 27th November 2015, the Pope will visit Munyonyo Martyrs’ Shrine, where he will also meet catechists, teachers among other people.

On Saturday 28th November 2015, Pope Francis will visit the Anglican shrine of the Uganda Martyrs at Namugongo before heading to the Catholic shrine at Namugongo where a Holy Mass will be held.

He will then meet the youth at Kololo airstrip.

“We have accredited 10,000 youth representatives from different institutions across Uganda to meet the Pope at Kololo but we also expect over 100,000 more youth to attend the meeting, and they are all welcome”, Dr. John B. Kauta, the Secretary General of the Conference said.

See detailed Programme for Pope’s Visit to Uganda below;

“Pope Francis will be the third Supreme Pontiff to visit Uganda, no other country in Africa has had such a privilege,” Reverend Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the Archbishop of Kampala and the spokesperson of Uganda Episcopal Conference said.

He said the Pope’s visit to Uganda is primarily Pastoral and spiritual and he thus encouraged the Catholics to prepare in a special way in order to worthily receive his (Pope’s) blessings.

“Do acts of charity towards the poor, practice works of penance, seek reconciliation and love one another  the way Christ loves us (John 13:34)”, the Archbishop said.

Watch the video below on the updates about Pope’s Visit to Uganda from 27th to 29th November 2015.

Below is the audio recording with full speeches by the Secretary General of the Conference Dr. John B. Kauta, Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda, Michael August Blume and Reverend Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the Archbishop of Kampala and the spokesperson of Uganda Episcopal Conference on the updates about Pope Francis’ visit to Uganda.

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