Pope Francis has invited the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Anita Among for a meeting scheduled to be held on August 25, 2023.
According to the communique wired to the Office of the Speaker, through the Apostolic Nunciature, Rt. Hon. Among and her team will be received by His Eminence Pietro Cardinal Parolin, who serves as the Secretary to Pope Francis.
The invitation reads in part that the Apostolic Nunciature is pleased to communicate further that as per the protocol practice, the Rt. Hon. Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Rt. Hon. Among after the papal audience, will be received by His Eminence Pietro Cardinal Parolin, Secretary State of His Holiness.”
Once honored, this would mean that Speaker Among in her current capacity, will be meeting the Pope for the second time, the first having been in August last year.
The invitation comes at a time when Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja is in Rome where she also met Pope Francis who is reported to have lauded Uganda for her open embrace and support to the refugees that continue to flood the country from neighboring countries. END