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Pope arrives in Uganda, calls Africa 'continent of hope'

Pope Francis arrived in Uganda on Friday on the second leg of his Africa pilgrimage, declaring Africa the "continent of hope" and honoring Uganda's most famous Christians.

Francis arrived at Entebbe International Airport, where Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, flanked by a military brass band and traditional drummers and dancers welcomed him.

Francis, who arrived from Kenya and also is scheduled to visit Central African Republic, is in Uganda mainly to honor the memory of a group of Ugandan Christians who were killed in the late 19th century on the orders of a local king eager to thwart the growing influence of Christianity.

Those victims, known as the...