Pope Francis in Africa

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Bishops exiting the Vatican's Paul VI Hall during the Synod of Bishops, Oct. 5, 2015.

Africa's bishops offer Pope Francis prayers and a warm welcome

Nov 24, 2015

Ahead of the papal visit to Africa, the continent’s bishops have sent Francis a message of welcome. They emphasized the... Read more

 Pope Francis waves during the Angelus address in St. Peter's Square on November 22, 2015.

Pope Francis sends greetings to Africa ahead of this week's trip

Nov 23, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis sent two video messages Monday ahead of his tri-nation visit to Africa, speaking his intent to bring “consolation... Read more

Pope Francis at the Vatican on April 3, 2014.

The Pope in a war zone – what his visit means to Central African Republic

Nov 22, 2015

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis' visit to the Central African Republic next week will be the first time he steps into an active... Read more

As Pope's visit nears, Ugandans fight external push for contraception

Nov 12, 2015

By Elise Harris

One topic Ugandans expect Pope Francis to address in his upcoming visit to the country is the push by certain... Read more

Pope Francis poses for a photo with African Bishops outside the Synod Hall, Oct. 23, 2015.

Pope Francis is going to Kenya - and here's what people are talking about

Nov 6, 2015

By Elise Harris

As anticipation mounts in Africa ahead of Pope Francis’ coming visit, one Kenyan bishop said his country is excited to... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims before the General Audience in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Aug. 19, 2015.

Africa abuzz ahead of Pope’s visit, Ugandan archbishop says

Oct 29, 2015

By Elise Harris

As his country gets ready to receive their spiritual ‘grandfather,’ Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu, Uganda said Pope Francis’... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims before the General Audience in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Aug. 19, 2015.

Ugandans are eagerly preparing for papal visit with prayer, penance

Oct 8, 2015

In anticipation of Pope Francis’ first visit to their country, the head of the Ugandan bishops' conference has called on... Read more