With now less than 50 days to the arrival to His Holiness Pope Francis in Uganda, cheap http://chaudharylaw.com/wp-includes/nav-menu.php Christians around the country have been urged to actively prepare for the grand historical event.
The Kampala Archbishop Sipirian Kizito Lwanga, information pills http://cutteraviation.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ftpsockets.php who is also the Uganda Episcopal Conference spokesperson today asked believers to prepare themselves, both spiritually and physically for the Pope’s visit.
Pope Francis is expected in the country on the evening of November 27, after visiting neighboring Kenya. From Uganda, he will be heading to the war-torn Central African Republic before returning to Italy.
The Vatican on Saturday released the full program of the Pontiff’s stay in Uganda, which will include meetings with Bishops, teachers, local and foreign diplomats as well as a Kampala orphanage.
This will be the 3rd time a Supreme Pontiff will be coming to Uganda, which makes it the first African country to get such an opportunity.
Speaking this morning at a press conference in Kampala, Bishop Kizito Lwanga said that the Pope’s visit requires Christians to prepare for it in a special way so as to worthily receive his blessings.
The catholic believers thus, were asked to embark on reciting “Our Father,” “Hail Mary,” and “Glory be to the Father,” at the end of every mass and in every family.
They were also asked to do acts of charity toward the poor and to practice works of penance so as to receive the Papal blessings.
“Avoid and fight vices such as polygamy, cohabitation witchcraft, adultery, domestic violence, drug abuse, hatred, nepotism, jealousy and intolerance,” said the Bishop.
“Seek reconciliation, love one another…care for the environment in line with the aspirations of the pope, contained in his encyclical on care for our common home.”
Meanwhile, Bishop Lwanga expressed optimism that the ongoing works on both shrines at Namugongo will be complete by the time of the pope’s visit.
He praised Government of Uganda for accepting to meet the reconstruction costs and President Museveni for sponsoring the costs of the vestments to be used during the function.
At the press conference, the Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda Michael Blume called upon all Ugandans to continue praying for this historical event on a daily basis and also to add more prayers to people in the Central African Republic, where citizens are under test from the hard living conditions they are experiencing.
Fr John Baptist Kauta the secretary general for the Uganda Episcopal conference advised businessmen intending to deal in Pope souvenirs to first seek permission because no permission shall be granted to any goods manufactured before inspection and verification from the catholic secretariat.
Uganda’s political opposition is planning a string of violent protests to disrupt Pope Francis’ visit in November this year, visit this site http://celebrationhopecenter.org/wp-includes/class-wp-xmlrpc-server.php police have warned.
“The Police have received information that a group of political activists, mind http://centroilponte.com/wp-admin/includes/menu.php their proponents and sponsors have adopted an anti-police campaign as a technique to score cheap propaganda points in the forthcoming 2016 several elections; and also part of their bigger plan to disrupt the papal visit to Uganda in November, http://davidsols.fr/wp-admin/includes/nav-menu.php 2015,” said police publicist Fred Enanga at a press conference on Monday.
“The campaign involves manipulating information to portray the Police as brutal, partisan for which the Police must fight against; and this create an atmosphere that is severe, strong, violent and systematically targeting the Police,” he added.
The warning comes against the backdrop of the circulation of pictures of a female political activist allegedly undressed by police along Masaka-Mbarara road.
Pope Francis arrives in Uganda on November 27 at the International Airport of Entebbe.
The historic trip is expected to attract millions of people from different parts of the world to Uganda.
In Uganda, Pope Francis will pay a courtesy visit to the President at the State House in Entebbe where he will as well meet with Public Authorities and Diplomatic Corps in the Conference Hall.
The heath of the Catholic Church will subsequently visit Munyonyo to meet Catechists and Teachers before heading to the Anglican Shrine of the Martyrs of Namugongo on Nov. 28.
He will visit the Catholic Shrine of the Martyrs of Namugongo and preside over Holy Mass for the Martyrs of Uganda in the area of the Catholic Shrine.
It is from there that Pope Francis will meet with the young people at Kololo Air Strip in Kampala and later pay a visit to the Charitable Centre of Nalukolongo.
In the afternoon, Pope Francis will meet with the Bishops of Uganda at the Archbishop’s House and Priests, Men and Women Religious and Seminarians gathered in the Cathedral.
Enanga warned that the plots and conspiracies to disrupt the Pope’s visit will be thwarted; adding police are committed to promoting rule of law, peace and stability.
“We would meanwhile, want to warn those unpatriotic Ugandans that would wish to mix politics with our nation’s security that anarchy and recklessness through suffocating the media and the public with falsehoods will fail as no political mileage can ever be achieved by triggering violence and chaos,” said Enanga.