[SPS] Rome -Pope Francis received Sahrawi children in the Vatican in Rome, in presence of Polisario Front’s representative in Italy Omar Mih and representatives of associations supporting the Sahrawi cause, as well as thousands of people from all over the world who came to visit the Catholic Church headquarters.
[Monitor] Pallisa -Authorities in Pallisa District last Friday arrested and cautioned 26 pupils, one student and their parents for absenting themselves from school without giving any clear reasons.
[Deutsche Welle] Pope Francis is embarking on his first visit to Africa. In the three countries on his itinerary, he is expected to address the challenge of harmonizing relations between Christians and Muslims.
[The Star] Pope Francis landed at the JKIA at 4.32 pm on Wednesday and was received by the President, several senior state officials, Catholic bishops and sisters.
[RFI] During the visits to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic, Pope Francis is expected to hold public masses, meet religious and political leaders and promote a message of reconciliation and unity. But even though the authorities insist the pontiff’s trip will pass off peacefully there are also fears of jihadist attacks and violence.
[CISA] Philadelphia -Archbishop John-Baptist Odama of Gulu and President of the Uganda Episcopal Conference has said that after seeing the great witness and joy Pope Francis has brought to America, the Church in Africa is eagerly waiting for its moment.
[SW Radio]President Robert Mugabe was in Italy on Tuesday for the inauguration mass for Pope Francis, bypassing a travel ban imposed by the European Union, which does not apply to the Vatican City state.