Always stand by Christian values as you lead the people, Pope Francis urges Speaker Among

HOLY SEA —Pope Francis has urged leaders to heed to the Christian values and principles as they carry on their daily duty of leading the people.

The Vicar of Jesus Christ made the call during a private meeting with the Speaker of Parliament of Uganda, Anita Among in Holy Sea on Tuesday.

‘’I will continue praying for you for continued God’s Blessings; I recall you came here last time as a Deputy Speaker but now I learnt that you are the Speaker of the Parliament in Uganda.” the Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church said.

Adding …‘’I urge you to continue standing by your strong Christian values and always promote legislation that will ensure freedom of worship, economic freedom and social justice as exemplified in the Bible. As a Parliamentarian always be sensitive to decisions and legislation that separates people from the will of God.’’

Speaker Among, thanked the Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Pope Francis for his prayers and blessings towards her leadership, and also extended warm greetings from His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni and the people of Uganda.

She appreciated His Holiness Pope Francis for inviting and according her private audience at the Vatican. ‘

Pope Francis met with Ugandan Speaker of Parliament Anita Among

’Your Holiness, I thank you for your continued blessings from when I came here in August 2021 after being elected Deputy Speaker, and now Speaker of Parliament. I pledge to remain steadfast in the values of the Church and pledge my commitment to promoting ethical principles of distributive justice, procedural justice and interactive justice for the people I represent.’’She said

At the climax of the meeting, the Pope also blessed and waved to rapturous Christians who had gathered to meet him.

After the meeting, Among, whose husband is a moslem posted this prayer on twitter: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God – Philemon 4:6”

Several Ugandan leaders have been welcomed to Rome in the past decade, and a record three Popes have visited Uganda since 1969.

Pope Francis’ visit in 2015 made Uganda the first African country to host three different reigning popes.

Uganda was the only African country visited by Pope Paul VI during his 15-year reign at the Vatican. He came to Uganda in 1969. Next came Pope John Paul II in February 1993.


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