President Yoweri Museveni says Africa and Uganda in particular will become a centre of gravity for the Catholic Church if religious infrastructures like the Uganda Martyrs Shrines are developed.
The President said this will enable Christians and those who are hungry for the faith to take spiritual refuge in these centers to renew their faith.
He said all the Uganda Martyrs centers will be developed in order to attract more pilgrims to the country.
The President made the remarks a fundraising dinner held at the Sheraton Hotel in preparation of the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Uganda where he contributed 400 million.
The Catholic Church requires 7.5 Billion to complete the first phase of Martyrs Shrine at Munyonyo and 45 Billion to complete the first phase of the Shrine at Namugongo.