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Photos: One million faithful attend Pope Francis' mass in DR Congo capital

Gulf News 01 Feb 2023
The 86-year-old pontiff had arrived in the DRC on Tuesday, on the first leg of a six-day trip to Africa that will also include South Sudan ... A former Belgian colony the size of continental western Europe, the DRC is Africa's most Catholic country ... On Friday, the pope travels to South Sudan's capital Juba.
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A timeline of papal visits to Africa: From Paul VI to Francis

Al Jazeera 01 Feb 2023
Pope Francis is heading to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan, his fifth trip to Africa since being elected head of the Catholic Church in 2013 ... In 1990, John Paul II made two trips to Africa ... During his 9th tour to Africa, John Paul II said the Vatican would strongly resist the imposition of Islamic law on Christians in Sudan.
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Pope Francis in DR Congo: Massive crowds expected for papal mass

Gulf News 01 Feb 2023
The 86-year-old pontiff had arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier in the day, on the first leg of a six-day trip to Africa that will also include troubled South Sudan ... A former Belgian colony the size of continental western Europe, the DRC is Africa's most Catholic country ... On Friday, the pope travels to South Sudan's capital Juba.
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One million faithful attend pope’s mass in DR Congo capital

Independent online (SA) 01 Feb 2023
The 86-year-old pontiff had arrived in the DRC on Tuesday, on the first leg of a six-day trip to Africa that will also include troubled South Sudan ... A former Belgian colony the size of continental western Europe, the DRC is Africa’s most Catholic country ... On Friday, the pope travels to South Sudan’s capital Juba.
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Massive crowds expected for papal mass in DR Congo capital

Urdu Point 01 Feb 2023
The 86-year-old pontiff had arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier in the day, on the first leg of a six-day trip to Africa that will also include troubled South Sudan ... A former Belgian colony the size of continental western Europe, the DRC is Africa's most Catholic country ... On Friday, the pope travels to South Sudan's capital Juba.
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Pope Francis Urges Foreign Powers to 'Stop Choking Africa'

Sputnik 01 Feb 2023
The Pope started his one-week "ecumenical peace pilgrimage" to Africa on January 31. He is scheduled to stay in Africa until February 5 and will visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan. The tour was initially planned for the summer of 2022, but was postponed due to health reasons ....
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Thousands greet Pope in conflict-torn DR Congo

Dawn 01 Feb 2023
KINSHASA ... The Argentine pontiff is on his fifth trip to Africa, during which he will also visit conflict-hit South Sudan ... The six-day trip to DRC and South Sudan had been planned for July 2022, but postponed due to the pontiff’s knee pain that has forced him in recent months to use a wheelchair. He boarded the plane in Rome via an elevator ... .
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Huge crowds turn out for pope's mass in DR Congo capital

Urdu Point 01 Feb 2023
The 86-year-old pontiff had arrived in the DRC on Tuesday, on the first leg of a six-day trip to Africa that will also include troubled South Sudan ... A former Belgian colony the size of continental western Europe, the DRC is Africa's most Catholic country ....
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Huge crowds expected at papal mass in DRC

Eye Witness News 01 Feb 2023
The 86-year-old pontiff had arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, on the first leg of a six-day trip to Africa that will also include troubled South Sudan ... .
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Pope Francis to Congo: ‘We cannot grow accustomed to the bloodshed’

Anadolu Agency 01 Feb 2023
Pope Francis urged an end to bloodshed Tuesday when he arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on the first leg of his fourth journey to Africa which will also take him to South Sudan. He is the second pope to visit the strife-torn Catholic country since John Paul II's visit in 1985 ... “His voice has been heard by the world ... .
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UNITAMS Head 'Profoundly Distressed' By Killing of Aid Worker in Blue Nile

All Africa 01 Feb 2023
... supporting the people and the government of Sudan in their quest for peace and stability".

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