UGANDA: Church Releases Programme for Pope’s Visit

KAMPALA OCTOBER 21, 2015(CISA) – The Alitalia plane carrying the Holy Father is expected to touch down at Entebbe International Airport at 4:50pm on Friday, November 27, 2015, the Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda Archbishop Micheal August Blume has said.

In a statement sent to media houses on Saturday October 17, Archbishop Blume said the pontiff who will fly in from Kenya will spend 40 minutes at the airport and head for a half-hour meeting with President Yoweri Museveni at the nearby Entebbe State House.

Organisers of the trip agreed ten days ago that 40 Christians from each of the nineteen Catholic dioceses in the country, eighty members of the organising committee and another 200 guests comprising journalists, government officials and Entebbe municipality residents will receive the Pope on arrival, Uganda’s Daily Monitor reported.

Officials expect the 760 representatives from the dioceses to wear traditional attire to give colour to the welcome event.

They will assemble at Bugonga Parish from where they will be transported to the airport.

About 1000 people are expected at the airport to receive Pope Francis, who after meeting President Museveni, will drive to Kampala while making expected stop-overs to wave and bless pilgrims along the highway

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