Pope Francis blesses the crowd at the Church of Saint Joseph the worker in the Nairobi shanty town of Kangemi on November 27, 2015 in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. AFP PHOTO / Tony KARUMBA
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Pope Francis arrived in Uganda Friday on the second leg of his Africa pilgrimage, calling Africa the "continent of hope" and honoring Uganda's famous Christians.In the Kangemi shanty, Francis denounced conditions slum-dwellers are forced to live in, saying access to safe water is a basic human right and that everyone should have dignified, adequate housing, access to sanitation, schools and hospitals.Those lucky enough to score a spot at St. Joseph's parish erupted in cheers and hymns when Francis arrived, ululating and waving paper flags printed with his photo and the "Kariba Kenya" welcome that has been ubiquitous on the Pope's first-ever visit to Africa.Francis, known as the "slum Pope" for his ministry in Buenos Aires' shantytowns, has frequently insisted on the need for the three "Ls" – land, labor and lodging.
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