A visit to a mosque and a refugee camp is part of the itinerary of Pope Francis in the Central African Republic. He will also be visiting a slum in Kenya during a trip to Africa next month, the Vatican has said. Pope Francis is scheduled to be in Kenya from 25-27 November, Uganda and, later, the Central African Republic (CAR) before ending his trip on 30 November. Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic shared common ties of large Catholic faithful and civil unrest.
The pontiff will meet with representatives of Kenya’s multi-faith community in a bid to promote inter-religious dialogue. In Entebbe in Uganda, Francis will commemorate the canonisation by Paul VI in 1964 of the first African saints — 22 young people killed in 1878 on the orders of the local ruler because they refused to renounce their Christian faith.
And in Bangui, the CAR capital, the pontiff will tour a refugee camp before visiting the city’s central Koudoukou mosque to meet representatives of the Muslim community.
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