Pope Francis announced Monday he will make his first
visit to Africa later this year with stops in Uganda and the restive
Central African Republic.
“I think it will be towards the end of
the year because of the weather,” the pontiff said aboard the papal
plane as he headed back to Rome after a weeklong visit in Asia, where he
drew record crowds.
“The trip has been a bit delayed due to Ebola. It’s a great responsibility,” he added.
Argentinian pope, the first pontiff from Latin America, also confirmed
plans to travel to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay in July.