Pope readies for Africa, riskiest trip of his papacy

A street artist mixes paint as he works on a painting of Pope Francis in Nairobi, on November 20, 2015Pope Francis heads to Africa this week for the riskiest trip of his papacy, defying danger with an open-topped popemobile and visits to a slum, refugee camp and mosque despite security fears following jihadist attacks. The Argentine pontiff will urge efforts towards peace, social justice and conciliation between Islam and Christianity on his travels to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic (CAR) during the five-day trip from Wednesday. The Vatican has warned the CAR part of the trip could be changed or cancelled entirely if security risks increase.

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