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Pope Francis pictured at Mass near the Catholic martyrs' shrine of Namugongo (AP)

Francis celebrated Mass at Namugongo to mark the 50th anniversary canonisations of the Catholic martyrs

Pope Francis (PA)

Francis is visting the Catholic Shrine of Namugongo

A Ugandan woman waits for a taxi next to signs welcoming Pope Francis (AP)

The shrine on the northern shores of Lake Victoria is dedicated to the Ugandan Martyrs

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Francis pays a courtesy visit to the state house in Entebbe

Pope Francis pictured arriving at the airport in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday (Photo: AP)

The Pope is arriving at Entebbe International Airport

The papal plane with the flags of the Vatican, right, and Kenya (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis is to depart for Entebbe in Uganda for the second leg of his Africa trip

Damascus, 2015. Syria approaches its fifth Christmas at war  (Kyodo)

Christians face exile or ‘living under the shadow of Islam’, says Damascus cleric

Pope Francis waves as he arrives for a meeting with youths at Kasarani Stadium, in Nairobi (AP photo)

At Kasarani stadium Francis says corruption is like sugar – easy to enjoy, but ultimately harmful

Pope Tawadros II is attending a funeral in Jerusalem (AP)

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Pope Francis waves to local residents as he drives to St Joseph The Worker Catholic Church in the Kangemi slum of Nairobi, Kenya (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis denounced the conditions slum-dwellers are forced to live in