Pope Francis Speaks on Uganda Trip

Two out of the 10 Terror suspects arrested in Kisenyi in September last year have been set free by Buganda Road court, viagra order after the Director of Public Prosecution  [DPP], Mike Chibita withdrew charges against them.

Yasimin Abdullahi Aden and Hodan Ahmed Dahir, both Somali women were jointly charged with 8 other men, 7 who are Somalis and a Kenyan for aiding and abetting Terrorism.

The duo, together with the other seven, was also accused of belonging to the terrorist groups Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda.

Grade one Magistrate Pamela Lamunu Ocaya was yesterday presented with withdrawal forms dated 15th.Jan.2015 and signed by Chibita instructing her to release the 2women and send back the rest on remand in Luzira prison, to be investigated further.

On September 13, Uganda Police apprehended these suspected Al Shabaab militants from their cell in Kisenyi, a Kampala suburb.

Police detained the suspects after alleged intelligence reports that they were plotting to attack Kampala shopping malls.
Pope Francis is preparing for his first trip to Africa that will see him visit Uganda and Central African Republic.

In a discussion with journalists while travelling to Rome on Monday night, viagra 100mg Pope Francis said the trips would take place this year.

“The plan is to go to Uganda and the Central African Republic. These two, pilule this year,” said the head of the Catholic Church.


“I think it will be near the end of the year, because of the weather, they need to calculate the weather that there aren’t rains and nasty weather.”

Pope Francis last year expressed willingness to come to Uganda in 2015 to officiate at the 5Oth anniversary of the canonization of Uganda Catholic Martyrs at Namugongo.

He made the remarks while meeting President Museveni at his office at the Papal building in the Caticano in Rome.

The Pope explained that he is willing and looking forward to the trip.

He said that Uganda Martyrs are considered very important in the Catholic Church.

“I am willing to come to Uganda,” he stressed.

Observers say the Pope’s acceptance to visit Uganda at the invitation of President Museveni is a big boost to the latter’s political ratings ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

On Monday, Pope Francis explained that the Africa trip was delayed due to the Ebola crisis that swept through West Africa last year, leaving a trail of death, destruction and anguish.

“It is a bit late this trip because of the Ebola problem,” said the Pope.

“This is a big responsibility having big reunions at this time but in these countries there aren’t any problems.”

This will be the second time a Pope is visiting Uganda under President Museveni in what appears a move to strengthen ties with the Catholic Church whose followers form majority of Uganda’s population.

His Holiness Pope Paul VI visited Uganda on July 31, 1969, the very first Papal visit to the African Continent as a whole, and made a pilgrimage to Namugongo on August 2 1969.

In 1993, His Holiness Pope John Paul II visited Uganda and spent 6 days in the country – that is from March 5 to 10.

On March 7 he visited the Uganda Martyrs’ Shrine Namugongo and elevated it (the Shrine) to the rank of a Minor Basilica.

This was after just 7 years of President Museveni’s governance.

Last year, the Pope gave gifts to President Museveni and members of his delegation, including rosaries and his book on Faith and Social development.

He also gave a St. Martin Medal named after an important missionary in the Catholic Church to the President.

President Museveni in return gave the Pope a copy of his book `Sowing the Mustard Seed’ and a portrait of the Crested Crane – Uganda’s national symbol.

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