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Pope Francis’ plane arrives in Uganda

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis arrived in Uganda this Friday on the second leg of his 6-day pastoral visit to Africa. During his 2-day stay in the Ugandan capital Kampala, the Pope will visit the Anglican and Catholic shrines of the nation’s Namugongo martyrs and celebrate a Mass in their honour. The 45 martyrs (23 Anglicans and 22 Catholics) were killed during the persecution of Christians in the region from 1885-1887.  The Pope’s other engagements in Kampala include a courtesy visit to Uganda's President plus a series of meetings with diplomats, catechists and teachers, young people, bishops, religious and seminarians as well as a visit to a Catholic Care Home for poor and destitute people.  

(from Vatican Radio)

 


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