The official announcement of Pope Francis' visit made on the eleventh of September 2015 brought great joy to many Ugandans. We eagerly awaited the Holy Father with our long list of prayer intentions: to pray for our families, to pray for the forthcoming elections, to pray for a reduction in the high levels of poverty and unemployment. Time flies, the long awaited day approached.
Many years back I started my journey of becoming a priest. The fact is, to me it seemed a very long journey. So I decided to take one day at a time. I remember with certainty my burning bush experience that attracted me to the priesthood. When I was a little boy, after the visit of John Paul II, my mum explained the role of a priest to me and from that day my desire to serve God as a priest developed and grew stronger.