Speaker Among delivers Pope Francis's Gift to President M7 & Family.

The Speaker of  the parliament of Uganda  Rt. Hon. Anita Annet Among has delivered a gift from Pope  Francis to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his family.

"I had the honour of presenting to His Excellency, President Yoweri Museveni, and First Lady Mama Janet Museveni a gift from His Holiness Pope Francis as a symbol of their longstanding friendship. His Holiness conveyed the gift to me at the Vatican, ahead of His Excellency and Mama Janet's 50th marriage anniversary celebrations"- Among.

The speaker was in Vatican a few weeks ago, where she had a private meeting with the pope. 

"I extended to them the warm regards from the Pope who hailed them for upholding family values through cherishing the institution of marriage, hence becoming role models to Ugandans. I wished them more years of God's blessings"- Speaker Among via twitter.

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"I was delighted to hold a private audience with His Holiness Pope Francis in the Vatican on Friday. I briefed him on our country and our people’s efforts to uphold Christian values and norms in line with our motto and the scriptures.

The Holy Father commended H.E the President, Yoweri Museveni, Parliament of Uganda and the people of Uganda for always putting God first, and for their efforts in preserving family values.

He also sent warm greetings to H.E President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and congratulated him and the First Lady upon their 50th marriage anniversary" - Speaker Among.


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Pope Francis hails Museveni, Among for preserving family values.


Pope Francis hails Museveni, Among for preserving family values


Vatican-Pope Francis has thanked President Yoweri Museveni and Speaker of Parliament Anita Among for protecting family values, urging them to continue on the same path to safeguard future generations.


In a private audience with Ms Among at the Vatican-Rome, on Friday August 25, 2023, Pope Francis said family is the backbone of society, which deserves collective protection.


"I thank you [Anita Among], Parliament and the people of Uganda for upholding family values; the family is the rock on which society stands," the Holy Father said.


Pope Francis commended Ms Among for her leadership of Parliament, encouraging her to remain steadfast in legislating to promote societal and godly values.


The Pope also hailed President Museveni as a  brilliant leader who has worked for humanity through the government’s protection of human rights and its welcoming stance towards refugees.


“I also thank Uganda for being a very hospitable nation as far as hosting refugees is concerned," Pope Francis said.


The Pope also congratulated Mr Museveni upon his 50th marriage anniversary.


“I send warm congratulations and wishes to His Excellence the President, and the first lady Janet Museveni upon their  golden Jubilee Anniversary, and for the President’s  brilliance  in leading the people through catastrophes such as the Covid-19 pandemic, and the  belief in culture and values," Pope Francis said.


He urged Speaker Among to remain steadfast in protecting religious values.


“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," he said


In response, Speaker Among thanked the Pope for his prayers and blessings towards her leadership, and extended  greetings from President  Museveni.


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


This is Among's third visit to the Vatican.

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