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Pope Francis To Visit Africa For The First Time

Pope Francis announced Monday he will
make his first visit to Africa later this year
with stops in Uganda and the restive Central
African Republic.

“I think it will be towards the end of the
year because of the weather,” the pontiff
said aboard the papal plane as he headed
back to Rome after a weeklong visit in Asia,
where he drew record crowds.

“The trip has been a bit delayed due to
Ebola. It’s a great responsibility,” he

The Argentinian pope, the first pontiff from
Latin America, also confirmed plans to travel
to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay in July.

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