If there are Christians anywhere who don't practice faith in a cafeteria style, I've yet to meet them. Picking and choosing, either in whole categories or by degrees of emphasis, are our common lot in my reckoning. So it makes sense that we'd find that trait in Pope Francis. He doesn't disappoint us.
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Pope Francis' three-country trip to Africa, which concluded Monday, presented numerous memorable moments, including in the Central African Republic, a war-torn country where he brought a message of peace in addition to opening early the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
But in the age of gifs and memes, the image is king. So it goes for Francis in Africa.
As the trip wrapped up Monday, a picture of the pope from the Agence France-Presse, taken by photographer Gianluigi Guercia, caught fire online.
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Kampala, Uganda -- Pope Francis kicked off the second part of his three-country Africa tour Friday night, landing here amidst a festive atmosphere of dancing, song and crowds.
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