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Pope’s Africa visit becomes a pilgrimage for peace Premium

03 December 2015 | by Christopher Lamb , Fredrick Nzwili
 
Pope Francis launched the Church’s jubilee Year of Mercy in the conflict-ridden Central African Republic (CAR) calling on people to forgive their enemies and lay down weapons, write Christopher Lamb and Fredrick Nzwili.His first visit to Africa – which included Kenya and Uganda – had a strong peace and reconciliation theme. During his stay in Uganda, the Pope met with the President of South Sudan, Salvatore Kiir, for 15 minutes at State House in Entebbe to discuss efforts for peace in the country which is in the midst of a civil war. It was a break with protocol as normally Popes do not meet heads of state other than those of the country they are visiting. Kiir is a Catholic who attends Mass and often takes the opportunity to address the congregation. Political diff




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