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Pope Francis to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

  Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster. The pope will visit Mozambique and Madagascar, as well as Mauritius, countries visited by pope John Paul II …

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Monumental trees planted by Pope Francis in Kampala flourish

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven monumental sausage trees planted by the Holy Father Pope Francis during his 2015 papal visit to Uganda are flourishing, four years later. The trees were planted in various places in Kampala Diocese to represent the letters to the Seven Churches in the Biblical …

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Pope says wants to visit Iraq in 2020

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis said Monday he wants to visit Iraq as early as next year in spite of the security conditions. “An insistent thought accompanies me when I think about Iraq, where I want to go next year, so that it can look to the …

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Pope to ‘go beyond fear’ in Romania

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis heads to Romania on Friday with a message of integration not just for its faith communities but for a post-election European Union, following nationalist gains. During the three-day trip to the mainly Orthodox country, which sits at the crossroads of Western and Eastern …

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Archbishop Lwanga calls for Uganda- Rwanda dialogue

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of Kampala, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has called for talks to resolve the differences between Uganda-Rwandan relations. Lwanga was speaking on Friday during the Ecumenical Public way of the cross celebrated by the Uganda Joint Christian Council-UJCC at Old Kampala Secondary school. Tensions …

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