While we celebrate Pope Francis’ historic visit to Uganda today, I thought I’d share with you this classic image of Pope John Paul II during his apostolic visit to Uganda in 1993. Wonderful, isn’t it?
During the 26 and a half years of his pontificate, John Paul II was a pilgrim to 129 different countries on 104 apostolic voyages, traveling 1,247,613 km (approx 750,000 miles).
How’s that for racking up airmiles!
And here in this photo, Kenyans greet Pope John Paul II with music in Nairobi in September 1995. 1995 was a busy year of travel for Pope John Paul — 12 countries in all.
Don’t miss a minute of Pope Francis’ historic trip to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic. Watch it all right here on Salt and Light.
CNS photo from L’Osservatore Romano, Arturo Mari and CNS file photo
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