African bishops under their umbrella body, the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), and the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC), the assembly of Catholic leaders, have invited Pope Francis to visit Uganda again, according to a report on Monday.

The Daily Monitor reported that the visit scheduled for late July, according to official accounts and highly placed sources in the church, will coincide with SECAM’s golden jubilee celebrations.

During a Sunday mass at Rubaga Cathedral in the capital Kampala, year-long celebrations for SECAM were launched.

The organisation was established in 1969 during a meeting of African bishops following a Second Vatican Council resolution to establish a movement to unite Catholic churches on the African continent.

Pope Paul VI presided over SECAM’s inauguration in 1969 in Kampala during his maiden Africa trip.

-       African News Agency (ANA)