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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

Pope Francis will begin his visit to Africa on Wednesday (CNS)

Pope Francis has released video messages ahead of his visit to Central African Republic, Kenya and Uganda

Nuns holding the Vatican and Benin's national flags kneel as they wait to greet Pope Benedict XVI after his visit at the cathedral of Cotonou in the Africa's western coast country of Benin in 2011 (AP)

What Africa can teach Francis

His Holiness would do well to listen and learn from the African Church, whose religious experience is arguably more authentic than that of the West

A churchgoer in Nairobi, Kenya, holds a copy of a newspaper showing a photograph of Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis in Africa: full schedule

Pope Francis three-country tour of Africa will begin in Kenya on November 25

A nun carries a candle outside the Namugongo Shrine during the 2013 annual Uganda Martyrs' Day Ceremony (Photo: CNS)

Faithful urged to do penance and undertake charity for the poor

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis will visit Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic in November

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe gives her keynote address (CNS)

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe runs a school for victims of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army

Pope Francis prays before the Turin Shroud yesterday (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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Pope Francis greets nuns at the end of the general audience (AP)

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Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe (CNS)

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe is deserving of her place on Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people