Pope honours Ugandan martyrs

November 28, 2015 6:59 PM

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Pope honours Ugandan martyrs

Vast crowds of Ugandans have greeted Pope Francis as he honoured Christians martyred for their faith on the second leg of a landmark trip to Africa, which he dubbed 'the continent of hope'.

The 78-year-old pontiff was greeted by wild cheers and singing on Saturday at a shrine to the martyrs at Namugongo, just outside the capital Kampala, to honour more than 40 Christians who were executed in the 19th century for refusing to recant their faith.

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