Tuesday, December 1, 2015

"My Papal Experience in Uganda 2015"

 
By Mwebya Fred
 
Time check, 1645 Hrs.' East African Time on Fri 27th November 2015 , His Holiness Pope Francis landed at Entebbe Airport. Being a Social Media enthusiast by nature , I immediately got onto Twitter to look up the trending topics in my area code, and guess what, #PopeInUganda was enormously and deeply making rounds on the platform.

For those who may be reading this article but do not much about Pope Francis, you are in the right space because before continuing this article I want to briefly give some details of who Pope Francis is and what's unique about him.

Brief Fact File:

Name:  Pope Francis

Calling: Pope

Date of Birth: December 17, 1936 (age 78)

Education: Colegio Of San José, Diocesan Seminary Of Villa Devoto

Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Full Name: Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, when he was named the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Bergoglio, the first pope from the Americas, took his papal title after St. Francis of Assisi of Italy. Prior to his election as pope, Bergoglio served as archbishop of Buenos Aires from 1998 to 2013 (succeeding Antonio Quarracino), as cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church of Argentina from 2001 to 2013, and as president of the Bishops' Conference of Argentina from 2005 to 2011.

Its my wish and pleasure that we now all have a clue on who Pope Francis is, lets now get into the awesome pictorial moments that happened when the Pope visited the Pearl of Africa - Uganda. Having followed the hash tag #PopeInUganda, closely I have no doubt that Pope Francis is a unique living being; from his love for the poor and needy, to a simple life style and not forgetting his passion for the protection of the environment. Enjoy the moments ladies and gentlemen;


 
Pope Francis Welcomed by the President of Uganda at Entebbe International Airport
 
 



 

The KIA Brand car that the Pope Francis used
 

 

Martyrs Lake at Namugongo

 
 
Pope and other members of the Clergy Heading for Mass

During Celebration of Mass
 



Long term political opponents Greeting each other after several Years of not meeting
 

 



Pope Francis praying for the 24 year old Youth who was born with HIV AIDS




 
 

 
 
In His words he said " Prayer is What will Keep Uganda Strong, Forgetfulness is the enemy of memory and always Remember to Pray foe Me" said Pope Francis.



 

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