Pope Francis Offers Mass in Uganda at Shrine for Christian Martyrs

November 28, 2015 4:09 PM

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Pope Francis Offers Mass in Uganda at Shrine for Christian Martyrs

NAMUGONGO, Uganda — On the very spot where some of this nation’s first Christians were burned to death for adhering to their beliefs, Pope Francis offered a Mass for hundreds of thousands of Ugandans on Saturday.

He spoke in solemn tones about how “worldly pleasures and earthly power do not bring lasting joy,” and he urged people to “reach out to those in need” and “build a more just society.”

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