28 November 2015

Pope Francis in Uganda


Two stories of Pope Francis in Uganda you should read to lift up your heart, dear Reader:

1. You are a people of martyrs, turn hate into love

2. Francis celebrates martyrs who did not give in to the King

The second story concerns his visit to the Anglican Shrine of the Ugandan Martyrs (which by all accounts stunned and amazed him) and to the Roman Catholic Shrine of St. Charles Lwanga at holy Namugongo where the martyrs blood was spilled together for the sake of Jesus the Lord.

Most people today forget that when Pope Paul VI canonised the St. Charles Lwanga and the Catholic Martyrs of Uganda he also spoke of the Anglican martyrs, and departing from script spoke in such a way that to those present it seemed he had canonised the Anglican martyrs along with the Catholic martyrs as they had died together in the Faith because of the perverse and evil king of Buganda named Mwanga II.

You really must read both stories.  Jesus is the Lord.  Hallelujah!

God bless us one and all.