Pope Francis landed in Uganda Friday on the second leg of a landmark trip to Africa, with huge crowds, celebrating as he touched down.
The Pope arrived after three days in neighbouring Kenya, where vast crowds turned out for an open air Mass.
Veteran Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni said he was “honoured to host Pope Francis,” saying the pontiff’s “compassion for the poor and his frankness of spirit is an encouragement for all of us”.
Large crowds gathered in Entebbe — some 30 kilometres south of the capital Kampala — where Pope Francis was expected to meet president Museveni later on Friday.
Crowds gathered along the roads while street lights were draped with black, yellow and red banners, the colours of the national flag.
SOURCE: AFRICA REVIEW