Update from Archbishop Lucas – 7/21/17:
Today I had the opportunity to meet with the Prime Minister of Uganda (the second in command, in charge of the operation of government departments). He was interested in our impressions of the country. CRS works at the invitation of the local church and in cooperation with local (district) governments.
This visit was followed by a meeting with the US ambassador to Uganda, as well as with the local head of USAID, a CRS partner in some projects. We talked a great deal about the situation of so many refugees from South Sudan and other places that have been welcomed to Uganda.
On Friday evening, we shared a nice meal with the local CRS staff and enjoyed a performance of traditional Ugandan music and dancing, pictured here: