The Latest: Tens of thousands Ugandans await pope's Mass

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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)

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7:25 a.m.

p>Tens of thousands of people are streaming into a Kampala sanctuary where Pope Francis will celebrate his first Mass in Uganda honoring the country's martyrs.

As the sun rose Saturday over Namugongo shrine, pilgrims arriving on foot found spots in the park area where they could follow the Mass as venders sold rosaries, Mass booklets, pope calendars & plastic figurines of the Madonna.

Francis is due to pray first at the shrine honoring the 23 Anglican martyrs killed on orders of the local king in the late 1800s, & then at the nearby shrine marking the spot where another 22 Catholics were killed, many burned alive after they refused to renounce their faith.

— Nicole Winfield, Kampala

Religion & BeliefsSociety & CulturePope Francis

Source: “Associated Press”

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