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WELCOME: Pope Francis Arrives in Uganda

Pope Francis disembarks from the Plane at Entebbe International Airport

At 5:07 Pm Pope Francis’ Shepherd One  touched down at Entebbe International Airport from neighboring Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

The Shepherd One touches Down at the Entebbe International Airport

The Shepherd One touches Down at the Entebbe International Airport

At Entebbe airport he was welcomed by President Yoweri Museveni together with his wife Janet Museveni.

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His Holiness the Pope is expected to be officially welcomed in the country at State House which only stone throw from the airport.

From his chattered Allitalia plane, buy http://copperking.co.zw/components/com_k2/templates/default/itemform.php he was greeted by dozens of religious leaders, government officials including the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, as well as  members of the public who were let in.

Religious leaders led by the Nuncio Arch Bishop Michael Blume on standby to welcome His Holiness the Pope

Religious leaders led by the Nuncio Arch Bishop Michael Blume on standby to welcome His Holiness the Pope

Also present to welcome the Holy Father was a number of local choirs,  the army band as well as traditional dancers.

Pope Francis, the third Pontiff to come to Uganda, is scheduled to hold a number of meetings with local politicians, religious leaders, civil servants, youths and vulnerable people around Kampala.

Tomorrow Saturday, he will be presiding over at an open mass at the Namugongo Martyrs Shrine where more than 2 million people are expected in attendance.

Pope Francis was welcomed by HE President Yoweri Museveni

Pope Francis was welcomed by HE President Yoweri Museveni

The Holy Father will conclude his first ever visit to the African continent, in Central African Republic where he is heading on Sunday.

The Ugandan trip has an extra significant as the Church will be marking 50 years of the canonization of the Uganda Martyrs.

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