President Buhari commends Pope Francis on global peace

Ben Adam Shemang, Abuja

The effort of Pope Francis for peace is inspiring and impressive.

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

Speaking while receiving Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, Apostolic Nuncio (Ambassador of the Holy See) the President said the effort of the Pope for peace, especially in Syria, is inspiring and impressive.

“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,” President Buhari said.

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 bombings by Boko Haram.

He said that he visited all parts of Nigeria in his almost seven years’ stay.

“If you permit me, I will love to be an ambassador of Nigeria wherever I go,” he declared.

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

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