Pope Francis will visit Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic at the end of November this year. Despite continued instability and outbreaks of violence in the Central African Republic, the Vatican announced Pope Francis will spend about 33 hours in the country during a November 25-30 visit to Africa.
Releasing the schedule for the trip, the Vatican said that while the Pope is in the Central African Republic from November 29-30, he will visit a refugee camp, hold a meeting with evangelical Christians and visit a mosque in Bangui, the nation’s capital.
Kenya is the first stop on Pope Francis’s first visit to Africa as Pontiff; there, too, he will meet with ecumenical and interreligious leaders, and he also will visit the Kangemi slum on the outskirts of Nairobi.
Traveling to Uganda on November 27, the Pope will honor the memory of the 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic Uganda martyrs, killed for their faith on the orders of King Mwanga II between 1885 and 1887.
Pope Francis, born 17 December 1936 is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and Sovereign of the Vatican City.
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