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Pope Takes Fresh Focus On Key Issues to Africa

Sep 04, 2019 - The New York Times

ROME -- For a pope pulled against his will into his church's sexual abuse maelstrom and tussles with conservative clergy, a trip to Africa that begins on Wednesday may offer Francis a chance to be the pope he wanted to be.

On his return to sub-Saharan Africa, his 31st trip abroad, he will find himself on the front lines of poverty, climate change and migration -- his signature issues -- while emphasizing Africa's centrality to the future of the church.

His arrival in Mozambique, f...