The Office of the President has confirmed that
Pope Francis won’t attend the celebrations of the Golden Jubilee of the
Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).
Yoweri Museveni, SECAM which is an umbrella for African Bishops together with
the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC), the assembly of Catholic Bishops in the
country invited Pope Francis to visit Uganda again in July this year to grace
the climax of these celebrations.
statement released this afternoon by the UEC Secretary General; Msgr. John
Baptist Kauta indicates that His Holiness won’t make it to Uganda though the
program for the celebrations will proceed as scheduled.
The opening Mass
for the climax of the celebration is expected on July 23, 2019 at Lubaga
Cathedral and the closing Mass will be on July 28, this year at Uganda Martyrs
Catholic Shrine Namugongo under the theme; Church, Family of God in
Africa, celebrate your Jubuilee! Proclaim Meet and Welcome Christ your