Pope Francis has sent greetings and blessings to President Museveni on his way to Mozambique.
The message that Museveni shared on his social media platforms reads: “As I overfly Uganda on my way to Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius, I send greetings to Your Excellency and your fellow citizens the assurance of my prayers for peace and harmony. I invoke abundant blessings upon all of you.”
The message was conveyed through the control tower at Entebbe International Airport as he overflew the Uganda airspace on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
In response, Museveni said: “Thank you, Your Holiness for your prayers, wonderful wishes and blessings upon Uganda and its people.”
He added: “May the lord accompany you and manifest himself through your works.”
The Pontiff was on a three-country tour of Africa, where he plans to emphasize the continent’s role in the future of the Roman Catholic Church.
Pope Francis concluded his trip to Mozambique on Friday, his 31st trip abroad and his return to sub-Saharan Africa — with a visit to HIV-AIDS patients and an open-air Mass focused on reconciliation and peace.
He later visited Madagascar and Mauritius.