Pope Benedict blessed Ugandan Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, who promised to pass the internationally condemned anti-gay bill before her country’s parliament as a Christmas present to her people.
Ironically Kadaga was at the Vatican to attend a human rights conference.
Ugandan New Vision news reports
that Kadaga “expressed delight” at meeting Benedict and visiting St Peter’s. “I think it is something that I will remember all my life,” she said. “It’s a very great moment and I thank God for this opportunity.”
During the service, the Pope launched his Twitter account, sending a message in several followers to millions of his followers: “Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.”
Later, Benedict told Kadaga if the “Kill the Gays” bill passes, they should consider tossing gays into arenas with lions as a means of capital punishment.