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St. John Paul II during his apostolic visit to Uganda in 1993. /

On St. John Paul II’s Centenary Birthday, Africans Recall Saint Who Walked in Their Midst

Of all the remarkable moments that a priest in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi recalls from the many occasions he interacted with St. John Paul II during his 27-year tenure as Pope, one particular experience stands out.

Pope Francis arrives for his audience with the Pontifical Ethiopian College on Saturday January 11. / Vatican Media

At Centenary Celebration of Vatican-based College with African Roots, Pope is Thankful

On Saturday, January 11, the Vatican-based institution of higher learning with African roots, the Pontifical Ethiopian College, celebrated 100 years since its inception, an event graced by Pope Francis who acknowledged with appreciation the existence of the facility in Rome.