By; Jjunju Francis

25th July 2019

Parliament of Uganda has moved a motion in honour of St. Pope Paul VI and the late Archbishop Joseph Kiwanuka for their contribution that has left Uganda on the international scene.

In a plenary sitting held on July 24th 2019 afternoon the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga allowed Hon. Lucy Akero to move a motion and was seconded by Thomas Tayebwa giving a number of achievements that Uganda is counting.

St. Pope Paul VI the first Pontiff to visit Africa and Uganda in 1969, Installed six Bishops at Kololo Airstrip, commissioned the Uganda Martyrs Basilica at Namugongo and also inaugurated the Symposium of Member Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar that is celebrating 50 years of existence in Uganda.

The house unanimously accepted the motion to go on hansard that the Canonization of the 22 Uganda martyrs has promoted faith and development of Uganda than any other country to the extent that Uganda has hosted three Popes, the second was St. Pope John Paul II in February 1993 and Pope Francis in November 2015.

The MPs however challenged members of parliament to have faith while executing their roles avoid passing laws that are detrimental to humanity in form of loans, abuse of human rights and freedom among others.

This was done in presences of over 100 Catholic Bishops who paid a courtesy call to the Parliament of Uganda, besides their deliberations in the SECAM 18th plenary assembly at the Common Wealth resort Munyonyo and Golden Jubilee celebrations that will be crowned at the Catholic Shrine Namugongo on July 28, 2019.

Thursday 25th July 2019 03:04:50 PM