Video: After Uganda, Pope Francis starts Central African Republic visit


Live stream coverage of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Visit to eastern African countries. The second leg of the Holy Father’s journey winds as he bid farewell to the religious people of Uganda.

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The Pope takes off from the international airport of Entebbe outbound for the third and last leg of his trip, the Central African Republic.

Farewell ceremony at the International Airport of Entebbe

According to the 2003 Central African Republic national census, 80.3% of the population is Christian (51.4% Protestant and 28.9% Roman Catholic) and 15% is Muslim.

The Pope’s arrival in the Central Afrcian Republic covers the visit to a refugee camp of the St. Sauveur Parish Bangui.

The Pope celebrates the Holy Mass with Priests, Men and Women Religious, Catechists and young people gathered in the Cathedral of Bangui and opening of the Holy Door. At the end of the Mass, the Holy Father administers the Sacrament of Reconciliation to some young people and participates in the Prayer Vigil in the esplanade in front of the Cathedral.


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