Buhari Hails Pope Francis’ Commitment To World Peace

By Ikenga Chronicles November 11, 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday, November 10 hailed the contribution of Pope Francis and the Holy See to global peace, describing it as “active and relentless.”

The information contained in a statement by the President’s Special Adviser On Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, revealed that Buhari made the commendation when he received outgoing Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, Apostolic Nuncio (Ambassador of the Holy See), at State House, Abuja.

Buhari acknowledged the efforts of the Pope for peace, especially in Syria, which he described as `inspiring and impressive.’’ He enjoined the outgoing ambassador to convey Nigeria’s gratitude to the Pope.

He said “we thank the Vatican for supporting Nigeria’s efforts. You have spent over six years here. We hope you will keep in touch.”

Archbishop Kasujja extolled what he called “the courage of Nigerians,” especially as exhibited by the unbowed heads of people in the North-East, despite the devastation visited on them by years of insurgency. He said he had visited all parts of the country in his almost seven years’ stay and added that “if you permit me, I will love to be an ambassador of Nigeria wherever I go.”

The Apostolic Nuncio said he found Nigeria fascinating, and his tour of duty quite fulfilling and rewarding.

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