VATICAN – Pope Francis has met the Uganda Episcopal Conference, the Assembly of Catholic Bishops in Uganda, the Vatican announced on Wednesday.
The catholic bishops of Uganda, are on their “ad Limina Apostolorum” visit to Rome, an every 5-year ritual by bishops of different countries where they meet the Pope and discussion one-on-one, the different issues in their dioceses.
The Ugandan bishops headed by Gulu Archbishop John Baptist Odama, are also accompanied to the meeting by their Secretary General Msgr. John Baptist Kauta, who heads the executive division of the church in Uganda.
The Vatican did not disclose the details of the meeting of the bishops with the Church but it is understood that they did present a report that highlights the current status of Catholic church in Uganda the church state relations.
Earlier this year, the Archbishop of Kampala Cyprian Kizito Lwanga accused state agents of recruiting priests to spy on the Catholic Church and also hatching a plot to hurt him.
However, the matter cooled down after the Archbishop met President Museveni and discussed the issues privately.
It is understood that such a matter could have come up at the bishops meeting with the Pope.