Ugandan bishops lobbying for papal visit in 2014 to honor Ugandan martyrs
Catholic World News - November 15, 2013
The Catholic bishops of Uganda are pushing for a visit by Pope Francis to their nation in 2014, when they will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the canonization of the Ugandan martyrs.
Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga of Kampala delivered a formal invitation to the Pontiff in September to visit the African country. The Vatican has not commented on the possibility of a papal trip.
Church officials in Kampala, however, say that they hope the Pope will be preside at a Mass celebrating the anniversary of the Ugandan martyrs’ canonization, which was formally declared by Pope Paul VI on October 18, 1964.
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