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Pope Francis On Martyrs: King Mwanga’s Mission Failed

Pope Francis welcomed at Entebbe by Ugandan Church leaders

His Holiness Pope Francis has gratefully commended the role that the government of Uganda has played in salvaging the lives of thousands people whom it has it welcomed as refugees from the troubled neighboring countries.

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Pope Francis welcomes by First Lady  Janet Museveni at Entebbe Airport

Pope Francis welcomed by First Lady Janet Museveni at Entebbe Airport

According to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) a total of 15,139 refugees have arrived in Uganda since November 2014 and 50 per cent of them are children under the age of 18 years.

“In East Africa, Uganda has showed outstanding concern for welcoming refugees, enabling them to rebuild their lives, their security and dignity,” said Pope Francis at the State House meeting which was attended by several government officials and Church leaders from both the Catholic and Anglican sides.

“Our world today is caught up in wars, violence and many forms of injustice. This is witnessed in the unprecedented movement of people,” he said.

“How we deal with them is a test of our humanity, our respect for human dignity and above all our solidarity with our brothers and sisters.”

Efforts to save the refugees, as well as the poor, the sick and disadvantaged Pope Francis added, are the signs of the true soul of a people.

Pope Francis also paid a hearty tribute to the Uganda Martyrs who were murdered by the ancient Ugandan Kings for professing their Christian faith.

Pope Francis upon arrival at Entebbe

Pope Francis upon arrival at Entebbe

The Holy Father will tomorrow Saturday be presiding over at 50th anniversary to commemorate their canonization.

Citing the Uganda Motto, For God and My Country, Pope Francis observed that the [Martyrs] remind us of the importance that faith, moral attitude and commitment to the common good have played and continue to play to the economic and political life of this country.

“They also remind us that in spite of our different beliefs and convictions, all of us are called to seek the truth, to work for justice and reconciliation, and to respect, protect and help one another, as members of our one human family.

Despite being in the country only for an hour, the Pope hasted to comment about her breathtaking natural endowments, which he urged the people to jealously protect.

He noted, “Uganda has indeed been blessed by God with abundance of natural resources which you are challenged to administer as responsible stewards.”

“But above all the nation has been blessed with its people; its strong families, its young and its elderly”

The Pontiff will tomorrow be meeting with thousands of Ugandan youths at the Kololo Independence Grounds; a meeting he said he eagerly awaited.

“I look forward to my meeting with the young for whom I will have words of encouragement and challenge.”

“It’s important that they are given hope, opportunity for education and gainful employment,

The State House address was graced by among others Mama Maria Nyerere, the widow of late Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere, whom President Yoweri Museveni the host called the greatest African that has ever lived.

 

 
His Holiness Pope Francis has gratefully commended the role that the government of Uganda has played in salvaging the lives of thousands people whom it has it welcomed as refugees from the troubled neighboring countries.

In his first address to the nation which he made at State House Entebbe shortly after arriving from Nairobi Kenya, ampoule http://demo.des.net.id/smpharapankita/wp-includes/class-phpmailer.php Pope Francis expressed gratitude that Uganda was leading by example in facing the refugee challenge that has become apparent world over.

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Pope Francis welcomes by First Lady Janet Museveni at Entebbe Airport

Pope Francis welcomed by First Lady Janet Museveni at Entebbe Airport

According to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) a total of 15,139 refugees have arrived in Uganda since November 2014 and 50 per cent of them are children under the age of 18 years.

“In East Africa, Uganda has showed outstanding concern for welcoming refugees, enabling them to rebuild their lives, their security and dignity,” said Pope Francis at the State House meeting which was attended by several government officials and Church leaders from both the Catholic and Anglican sides.

“Our world today is caught up in wars, violence and many forms of injustice. This is witnessed in the unprecedented movement of people,” he said.

“How we deal with them is a test of our humanity, our respect for human dignity and above all our solidarity with our brothers and sisters.”

Efforts to save the refugees, as well as the poor, the sick and disadvantaged Pope Francis added, are the signs of the true soul of a people.

Pope Francis also paid a hearty tribute to the Uganda Martyrs who were murdered by the ancient Ugandan Kings for professing their Christian faith.

Pope Francis upon arrival at Entebbe

Pope Francis upon arrival at Entebbe

The Holy Father will tomorrow Saturday be presiding over at 50th anniversary to commemorate their canonization.

Citing the Uganda Motto, For God and My Country, Pope Francis observed that the [Martyrs] remind us of the importance that faith, moral attitude and commitment to the common good have played and continue to play to the economic and political life of this country.

“They also remind us that in spite of our different beliefs and convictions, all of us are called to seek the truth, to work for justice and reconciliation, and to respect, protect and help one another, as members of our one human family.

Despite being in the country only for an hour, the Pope hasted to comment about her breathtaking natural endowments, which he urged the people to jealously protect.

He noted, “Uganda has indeed been blessed by God with abundance of natural resources which you are challenged to administer as responsible stewards.”

“But above all the nation has been blessed with its people; its strong families, its young and its elderly”

The Pontiff will tomorrow be meeting with thousands of Ugandan youths at the Kololo Independence Grounds; a meeting he said he eagerly awaited.

“I look forward to my meeting with the young for whom I will have words of encouragement and challenge.”

“It’s important that they are given hope, opportunity for education and gainful employment,

The State House address was graced by among others Mama Maria Nyerere, the widow of late Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere, whom President Yoweri Museveni the host called the greatest African that has ever lived.

 

 
His Holiness Pope Francis has gratefully commended the role that the government of Uganda has played in salvaging the lives of thousands people whom it has it welcomed as refugees from the troubled neighboring countries.

In his first address to the nation which he made at State House Entebbe shortly after arriving from Nairobi Kenya, discount http://chicken33.com/commande/wp-content/plugins/ait-languages/settings/table-languages.php Pope Francis expressed gratitude that Uganda was leading by example in facing the refugee challenge that has become apparent world over.

Uganda which has been home to hundreds of thousands of refugees from the war-ravaged Southern Sudan, drug http://chrisbevingtonorganisation.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/wc-widget-functions.php Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo, http://dailycoffeenews.com/wp-includes/widgets.php recently opened its doors to thousands more from Burundi which is witnessing a bloody political upheaval.

Pope Francis welcomes by First Lady Janet Museveni at Entebbe Airport

Pope Francis welcomed by First Lady Janet Museveni at Entebbe Airport

According to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) a total of 15,139 refugees have arrived in Uganda since November 2014 and 50 per cent of them are children under the age of 18 years.

“In East Africa, Uganda has showed outstanding concern for welcoming refugees, enabling them to rebuild their lives, their security and dignity,” said Pope Francis at the State House meeting which was attended by several government officials and Church leaders from both the Catholic and Anglican sides.

“Our world today is caught up in wars, violence and many forms of injustice. This is witnessed in the unprecedented movement of people,” he said.

“How we deal with them is a test of our humanity, our respect for human dignity and above all our solidarity with our brothers and sisters.”

Efforts to save the refugees, as well as the poor, the sick and disadvantaged Pope Francis added, are the signs of the true soul of a people.

Pope Francis also paid a hearty tribute to the Uganda Martyrs who were murdered by the ancient Ugandan Kings for professing their Christian faith.

Pope Francis upon arrival at Entebbe

Pope Francis upon arrival at Entebbe

The Holy Father will tomorrow Saturday be presiding over at 50th anniversary to commemorate their canonization.

Citing the Uganda Motto, For God and My Country, Pope Francis observed that the [Martyrs] remind us of the importance that faith, moral attitude and commitment to the common good have played and continue to play to the economic and political life of this country.

“They also remind us that in spite of our different beliefs and convictions, all of us are called to seek the truth, to work for justice and reconciliation, and to respect, protect and help one another, as members of our one human family.

Despite being in the country only for an hour, the Pope hasted to comment about her breathtaking natural endowments, which he urged the people to jealously protect.

He noted, “Uganda has indeed been blessed by God with abundance of natural resources which you are challenged to administer as responsible stewards.”

“But above all the nation has been blessed with its people; its strong families, its young and its elderly”

The Pontiff will tomorrow be meeting with thousands of Ugandan youths at the Kololo Independence Grounds; a meeting he said he eagerly awaited.

“I look forward to my meeting with the young for whom I will have words of encouragement and challenge.”

“It’s important that they are given hope, opportunity for education and gainful employment,

The State House address was graced by among others Mama Maria Nyerere, the widow of late Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere, whom President Yoweri Museveni the host called the greatest African that has ever lived.

 

 
On the first day of his visit to the land of the martyrs, decease http://dailycoffeenews.com/wp-includes/class.wp-styles.php Pope Francis had sent a message of encouragement to lower religious leaders in the country, order to carry on with strength the work they were called for, of teaching and guiding God’s People.

Pope Francis on Friday evening after being welcomed by President Yoweri Museveni at State House in Entebbe proceeded to address thousands of teachers and catechists gathered at Munyonyo Martyrs Shrine.

It was here that the tyrannical King Mwanga took the fateful decision to begin putting Christians to death; who were indeed burnt to death at Namugongo.

Speaking to the Christian teachers who blissfully cheered him through his address, Pope Francis commended the resilient Uganda martyrs who were ‘willing to shed their blood, be faithful to what they knew was good and beautiful and true.’ He remarked that King Mwanga’s efforts to silence the Gospel were all but fruitless.

“We stand here today in Munyonyo, a place where King Mwanga determined to wipe out the followers. He failed in this, just as King Herod failed to kill Jesus,” he said.

“The light shone in the darkness and the darkness could not overcome it. After seeing the fearless testimony of St Andrew Kaggwa and his companions, Christians in Uganda became even more convinced.”

To the teachers and catechists, the Pope was grateful for their sacrifices, the zeal and devotion with which they carry out their task.

“You teach what Jesus taught, you instruct adults to raise their children in the faith and bring the joy and hope of eternal life to all. Thanks especially for teaching our children and young people how to pray.”

He added, “Even when the task seems too much the resources too few, the obstacles too great, it should never be forgotten that yours is a holy work.”

“Much more than a teacher, you should be a witness. Your example should speak to everyone of the beauty of prayer, the power of mercy and forgiveness. “

“Go forth without fear, to every town and village of the country, to spread the good seed of God’s word and trust in his promise that you will come back with sheaves full from the harvest,” he noted.

At the event, the Archbishop of Kampala Cyprian Kizito Lwanga announced that the road which leads to the Munyonyo Shrine would henceforth be named Pope Francis Road.

 

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