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  • Pope Francis heads to Africa amid conflicts, security worries

    Pope Francis heads to Africa amid conflicts, security worries

    ROME — Pope Francis begins a six-day trip to Africa Wednesday, visiting Kenya, Uganda, and the Central African Republic. It will be his first visit to the continent, and in his own words, he’s going to spread Jesus’ “message of reconciliation, forgiveness, and peace.” The pope will deliver 18 speeches

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  • Francis’ message of tolerance is keenly relevant in Africa

    ROME — Pope Francis begins his first trip to Africa Wednesday with peace and reconciliation as cornerstones of his message to a continent that faces the challenge of growing religious fundamentalism. “We are living at a time when religious believers, and persons of good will everywhere, are called to foster

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  • Despite violence, Pope Francis still plans to visit Central African Republic

    Despite violence, Pope Francis still plans to visit Central African Republic

    ROME — A Vatican spokesman confirmed Thursday that Pope Francis still plans to travel to the Central African Republic later this month, despite the risks associated with a bloody civil conflict still raging, as well as heightened security concerns related to the Paris terrorist attacks. The pontiff’s stop in Bangui,

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  • French defense officials to pope: We can't protect you in Africa

    ROME — Officials at the French Ministry of Defense reportedly are urging Pope Francis to cancel his scheduled Nov. 29-30 visit to the Central African Republic because the 900 French troops in the war-torn nation can’t guarantee the pontiff’s safety. No pope has ever canceled a trip for security reasons

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  • Pope Francis' schedule in Africa

    Pope Francis will visit Kenya, Uganda, and the Central African Republic in late November. Here are the details of his trip (all times are local to the country being visited): Wednesday, Nov. 25 7:45 a.m. Departure from Rome Fiumicino International Airport to Nairobi, Kenya 5 p.m. Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta

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  • Priest from Central African Republic vows Pope Francis will be safe

    ROME — Just three weeks before his scheduled visit to the Central African Republic — the first time a pontiff would set foot in an active war zone — Pope Francis on Sunday called for an end to the bloodshed currently tearing the small nation of 4.5 million apart. Francis

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