Thursday, 10 November 2016

Buhari Sends A Message To Pope Francis For Contributing To Global Peace

Updated 11 November, 2016
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, November 10, 2016 commended the contribution of Pope Francis and the Holy See to global peace. 

The president described the Pope’s contribution as “active and relentless,” according to a statement released by Femi Adesina.

Buhari spoke when he Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, Apostolic Nuncio (the ambassador of the Holy See) in a farewell visit at State House, Abuja.

According to Buhari, the effort of the Pope for peace, especially in Syria, is inspiring and impressive. 

The president said: “Please convey our gratitude to the Pope. We thank the Vatican for supporting Nigeria’s efforts. 

You have spent over six years here. We hope you will keep in touch.” In his reaction, Archbishop Kasujja extolled the courage of Nigerians, especially as exhibited by the people of the north-eastern part of the country, despite the devastation visited on them by years of insurgency.

He added that he visited all parts of the country in his almost seven years’ stay in Nigeria. “If you permit me, I will love to be an ambassador of Nigeria wherever I go,” he said, adding that he found Nigeria fascinating, and his tour of duty quite fulfilling and rewarding.

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