Religion: A Sacred Safari for the Pope

IT was the first time that a reigning Pontiff had ever visited Africa, and for Uganda, the host country, it was the biggest event since the nation won its independence from Britain in 1962. Roman Catholics number about 3,000,-000 in Uganda—one of Africa's most Christianized countries—but during the visit of Pope Paul VI last week, it seemed as if all of its 9,000,000 citizens had become instant Romans. There were Pope Paul coins, Pope Paul stamps and Pope Paul folk songs, including a pop calypso that likened the Pontiff's visit to "a shooting star...

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