Saturday, December 17, 2016

Buhari Joins Roman Catholics To Celebrate Pope Francis At 80

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended warm congratulations to Pope Francis who turns 80 today (Saturday).

The President joined the Roman Catholic Church in particular, and Christendom in general, in celebrating this milestone in the life of the Pontiff, who has shown uncommon humility, generosity and love for humanity.

A presidency statement said yesterday that "President Buhari believes Pope Francis has lived, preached and demonstrated the tenets of the Christian faith like Saint Francis of Assisi, who influenced the world around him by caring for the weak, the poor and helpless.

"The President assures that the teachings of His Holiness on peace, love and tolerance in a world embroiled in conflicts will not be lost on leaders, and will continue to resonate through many generations."

The President also prayed for God to grant Pope Francis longer life and good health as he serves God and humanity.

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