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Ugandan visitors look at models of the Uganda Martyrs, who were murdered between 1885 and 1887, at a shrine to them that Pope Francis will visit (AP)

The shrine to 22 African Catholics killed in 19th century is currently undergoing major renovations ahead of the papal visit

Soldiers at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali (AP)

Francis leaves on Wednesday for a six-day trip to Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic

Pope Francis holds up the host as he celebrates a Mass for cardinals and bishops who died in the past year, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The Pope preached at a Mass today commemorating cardinals and bishops who died last year

Caravaggio's first version of the Supper at Emmaus

A poll suggests 40 per cent of British people believe Jesus was not a real historical figure, a statistic that highlights the Church’s failing to communicate with the public

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square (AP)

The Pope addressed a special audience in St Peter’s Square to mark the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate

Anti-Balaka fighters pictured in 2014 at a base in the south of Bangui (AP)

Reports suggest an attack on Muslim rebels has led to revenge attacks on Christians in the capital Bangui

Assyrians in Beirut, Lebanon, protest against ISIS atrocities (AP)

Lord Alton has said the killing of Christians in Syria is a ‘genocide that dares not speak its name’

Residents hold on to a plastic hose and an electricity wire while trying to cross a road after Typhoon Koppu hit the province of Nueva Ecija (CNS)

Relief effort hampered by struggle to communicate with some parts of the typhoon-hit region in the north of the country

Prime Minister David Cameron meeting President Xi in Beijing in 2013 (PA)

China continues to persecute Christians, but our hypocritical government will do nothing to hold President XI to account during his state visit

James and his brother John asked for seats on Jesus’s right and left in the kingdom

The 29th Sunday of the Year Is 53:10-11; Heb 4:4-16; Mk 10:35-45 (Year B)