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Remember when Pope John Paul II visited Uganda and Kenya?

November 27, 2015
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!
Kenyans greet Pope John Paul II with music in Nairobi in September 1995. For the pontiff it was a busy year of travel -- 12 countries in all. In total his trips during the first 25 years of his papacy have taken him to 129 nations. (CNS file photo) (Aug. 28, 2003) See POPE25-TRAVEL Aug. 28, 2003.
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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