President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Pope Francis as he clocked 80 today.
In a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina yesterday in Abuja, the President joined “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.”
Pope Francis 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.”
The President also 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.”
He prayed the Almighty God to grant Pope Francis longer life and good health “as he serves God and humanity.