Pope prays for strife-torn Burundi

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Rubaga Cathedral in Kampala, Uganda, on November 28, 2015, on the second leg of an Africa tourPope Francis prayed for peace in the troubled central African nation of Burundi on Saturday and an end to months of strife that has sparked fears of renewed civil war. “Sadly, there are many troubling situations in our world for which we must pray, beginning with realities closest to us,” Francis told a meeting of priests, nuns and religious students in the Ugandan capital Kampala. “I pray especially for the beloved people of Burundi, that the Lord may awaken in their leaders and in society as a whole a commitment to dialogue and cooperation, reconciliation and peace,” the pontiff said.

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