PICTORIAL: Pope Francis and Speaker Among meet at the Vatican

Pope Francis met with Ugandan Speaker of Parliament Anita Among

VATICAN —Pope Francis met with Ugandan Speaker of Parliament Anita Among on Wednesday.

At the time of publication, the Vatican had released no information about what the pope and Among discussed, in line with its usual custom for papal meetings with non-heads of state.

Among concluded her pilgrimage to the Holy Sea by meeting Pope Francis, the Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province.

Pope Francis the Servant of the Servants of God, who visited Uganda in 2015, had pleasant words about the country as he received and talked to Among for a few minutes.

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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