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President Museveni has met Pope Francis in Rome, online http://consolibyte.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-users-list-table.php Italy.

The meeting was held Monday, marking an end of Museveni’s four-day tour of the Holy See.

State House is yet to reveal what Museveni and Francis discussed but officials had earlier told Chimpreports that the President would invite the head of the world’s Catholic Church to Uganda.

Pope Francis is expected in Uganda next June for the annual Uganda Martyrs’ Celebrations.

On Sunday, Museveni visited Uganda Martyrs Catholic Church in Rome which is dedicated to the Uganda Catholic Martyrs by the Vatican which he described as the most beautiful Church in the world.

Accompanied by the First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs Hon. Janet Museveni, the President also toured a number of Roman historical sites in Rome and the Vatican.

The President who is on a four-day working visit to Italy and the Vatican, told worshippers at the Uganda Catholic Martyrs Church that he had not visited them previously because he was not aware of such a Church.

Pope Francis welcoming Museveni to Vatican on Monday
Pope Francis welcoming Museveni and First Lady Janet to Vatican on Monday

President Museveni with his wife Janet toured the complex which includes, a church building, recreation facilities and an office. He donated US$1O, OOO.

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President is accompanied by Ministers, Adolf Mwesigye of Local Government, Okello Oryem of Foreign Affairs and the NRM chief Whip Kasule Lumumba.

Others in the delegation include LCV chairperson Kamuli District Salaam Musumba who is representing leaders of local governments, Mama Thereza Mbire a senior advisor to the President representing the Laity Catholics, MP Margret Alepune who is representing the Catholic Chapter in the Parliament, Monsignor Odongo, the Vicar General of Gulu Diocese representing the Archbishop and Mzee Victor Kobero who is representing the business community.

Mengo was represented by Kalule Mugerwa.

“I did not visit you during the previous two times I have been in Rome because nobody in Uganda told me about this Church,” he said, adding however, “that by the time the church was dedicated to the Uganda Martyrs, the country was in political turmoil”.

He assured the people that since the country is peaceful he will maintain closeness with the Church. Museveni noted that the dedication was very important to the Martyrs, Ugandans and the country.

He told worshipers that Christian organizations have contributed to Uganda’s social, health and education sectors and that Christians are 86 percent of the population.

Museveni introduced Maama Thereza Mbiire, one of the people he travelled with, who attended the dedication in 198O.

The Parish Priest Rev. Father Dan Luigi thanked the President for visiting them and said that his visit was very important to the church because he was the first President to visit.

The President had earlier toured the Vatican Museum and St Peter’s Basilica. He visited a number of the Church’s historical and important places.

The Church and the Museum attracts over 25, OOO tourists a day.

The President also visited the Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant’Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel), Roman Colosseum or Coliseum, originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, commissioned in AD 72 by Emperor Vespasian, the tomb of the ‘Unknown Soldier’ and the Piazza Venesia.
President Museveni has met Pope Francis in Rome, treatment http://dcointl.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/mail.php Italy.

The meeting was held Monday, for sale http://chios.ro/wp-content/themes/recibo-v1-02/plugins/woocommerce.php marking an end of Museveni’s four-day tour of the Holy See.

State House said Pope Francis “expressed willingness to visit Uganda for the 50th anniversary of canonisation of Uganda Catholic Martyrs at Namugongo.”

Pope Francis is expected in Uganda next June for the annual Uganda Martyrs’ Celebrations.

The head of the Catholic Church also handed Museveni the St Martin Medal named after an important missionary in the Catholic Church.

On Sunday, abortion http://conforms.com/wp-content/plugins/siteorigin-panels/tpl/js-templates.php Museveni visited Uganda Martyrs Catholic Church in Rome which is dedicated to the Uganda Catholic Martyrs by the Vatican which he described as the most beautiful Church in the world.

Accompanied by the First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs Hon. Janet Museveni, the President also toured a number of Roman historical sites in Rome and the Vatican.

The President who is on a four-day working visit to Italy and the Vatican, told worshippers at the Uganda Catholic Martyrs Church that he had not visited them previously because he was not aware of such a Church.

Pope Francis welcoming Museveni to Vatican on Monday
Pope Francis welcoming Museveni and First Lady Janet to Vatican on Monday

President Museveni with his wife Janet toured the complex which includes, a church building, recreation facilities and an office. He donated US$1O, OOO.

President is accompanied by Ministers, Adolf Mwesigye of Local Government, Okello Oryem of Foreign Affairs and the NRM chief Whip Kasule Lumumba.

Others in the delegation include LCV chairperson Kamuli District Salaam Musumba who is representing leaders of local governments, Mama Thereza Mbire a senior advisor to the President representing the Laity Catholics, MP Margret Alepune who is representing the Catholic Chapter in the Parliament, Monsignor Odongo, the Vicar General of Gulu Diocese representing the Archbishop and Mzee Victor Kobero who is representing the business community.

Mengo was represented by Kalule Mugerwa.

“I did not visit you during the previous two times I have been in Rome because nobody in Uganda told me about this Church,” he said, adding however, “that by the time the church was dedicated to the Uganda Martyrs, the country was in political turmoil”.

He assured the people that since the country is peaceful he will maintain closeness with the Church. Museveni noted that the dedication was very important to the Martyrs, Ugandans and the country.

He told worshipers that Christian organizations have contributed to Uganda’s social, health and education sectors and that Christians are 86 percent of the population.

Museveni introduced Maama Thereza Mbiire, one of the people he travelled with, who attended the dedication in 198O.

The Parish Priest Rev. Father Dan Luigi thanked the President for visiting them and said that his visit was very important to the church because he was the first President to visit.

The President had earlier toured the Vatican Museum and St Peter’s Basilica. He visited a number of the Church’s historical and important places.

The Church and the Museum attracts over 25, OOO tourists a day.

The President also visited the Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant’Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel), Roman Colosseum or Coliseum, originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, commissioned in AD 72 by Emperor Vespasian, the tomb of the ‘Unknown Soldier’ and the Piazza Venesia.
Dozens of mourners have Monday thronged Rubaga Cathedral in Kampala to pay their last respects of the departed Total CEO Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Russia last week.

The church service attracted a number of French diplomats and investors from Uganda’s Oil and Gas sector.

The government of Uganda was represented by officials from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development who praised the deceased for working towards the development of the oil and gas sector in the country.

State Minister Peter Lokeris told the mourners he worked for several years with Christophe whom he found committed to seeing growth in the budding oil sector.

Some of the mourners who attended the memorial service on Monday
Some of the mourners who attended the memorial service on Monday

“We as the ministry, dosage http://compspoultry.com.au/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-plugin-install-list-table.php the oil and gas sector and Uganda as a whole, buy have lost a very intelligent and hardworking man – one of those who have worked tirelessly towards developing the oil and gas sector of Uganda, pharm ” said Lokeris.

Total E and P General Manager Francois Rafin described the late as a social and down to earth person who was accommodating to everyone regardless of status.

UWA Executive Executive Director Andrew Seguya lighting up the comemoration candles
UWA Executive Executive Director Andrew Seguya lighting up the commemoration candles

“I worked with the late in a number of countries like Russia, Nigeria and Yemen before he came to Uganda but he had belief in Africa’s future and we are going to continue with this journey,” said Rafin.

Mrs Kellen Kayonga, a board member of the Uganda mines and Petroleum industry Uganda praised the late as an unassuming man who was eager to listen and share knowledge with everybody regardless of race and status.

Total E and P General Manager Francois Rafin paying tribute to the deceased
A French diplomat paying tribute to the deceased
Total E and P Gen Manager, Rafin, with his wife during the mass
Total E and P Gen Manager, Rafin, with his wife during the mass
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