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On Saturday, November 28, 2015, Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass in Namugongo, the site of the Uganda Martyrs’ Shrine. Below, you will find the full text of the Holy Father’s prepared homily: Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis Mass at the Uganda Martyrs’ Shrine, Namugongo Saturday November 28, 2015 “You shall receive power when the ...read more
SETTLE FOR LESS Turns out living simply and settling for ‘good enough’ is a sure fire way to be happy. Barry Schwartz in his popular TED talk on the paradox of choice suggests that we’ve been ingrained with the idea that the way to be happy is to maximize our freedom. And the way that ...read more
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 ...read more
On Friday evening, November 27, 2015, Pope Francis visited the Munyonyo Martyrs’ Shrine for a meeting with Catechists and Teachers. Below you will find the full text of the Holy Father’s prepared remarks: Greeting to Catechists Kampala, Munyonyo Friday, 27 November 2015 Dear Catechists and Teachers, Dear Friends, I greet you with affection in the ...read more
On Friday, November 27, 2015 Pope Francis left Nairobi, Kenya for the second leg of his trip to Africa – Uganda. He was greeted at the International Airport of Entebbe. Shortly after, he arrived at the state house in Entebbe for his address to civil authorities and the diplomatic corps. Read the full text of ...read more
During his trip to Africa, Pope Francis will land in Entebbe, Uganda on Friday, November 27. It will be the second country he visits during the voyage. As is custom, he will pay a courtesy visit to the President of the Republic and meet with civic authorities and the diplomatic corps. That same evening he ...read more
On Friday, November 27, 2015, Pope Francis met with a crowd of young people in Nairobi, Kenya at Kasarani Stadium. Below you will find the transcript of Pope Francis’ unscripted remarks: Pope Francis’ Unscripted Address to Kenyan Youth Courtesy of Zenit International News Service Kenya, November 27, 2015 Thank you so much for this Rosary ...read more
On Friday, November 27, 2015, Pope Francis visited the poor neighborhood of Kangemi in Nairobi. Below you will find the full text of his prepared address: Address of His Holiness Pope Francis Visit to Kangemi Friday, 27 November 2015 Thank you for welcoming me to your neighbourhood.  I thank Archbishop Kivuva and Father Pascal for ...read more
On Thursday, November 26, 2015, Pope Francis address the United Nations Office at Nairobi. Below you will find the full text of his prepared remarks: Address of His Holiness Pope Francis Nairobi, Visit to U.N.O.N. Thursday, November 26, 2015 I would like to thank Madame Sahle-Work Zewde, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi, for ...read more
On Thursday, September 26, 2015, Pope Francis met with the clergy and religious men and women of Nairobi at a sports field at St. Mary’s School. The Holy Father set aside his prepared remarks and spoke from his heart in his mother tongue. Below you will find the full video footage of the delivery with ...read more