Buhari celebrates Pope Francis at 80

Buhari celebrates Pope Francis at 80
December 17 15:08 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulatesd Pope Francis as he celebates his 80th birthday on Saturday.

“The President joins 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.

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,” a statement by Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina read in part.

The President assured 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.

President Buhari prayed that the Almighty God will grant Pope Francis longer life and good health as he serves God and humanity.