Pope Francis visits the Democratic Republic of Congo in first papal trip since 1985


Bystanders look on as Pope Francis travels by popemobile as he departs the airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

His trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan will highlight the long-running conflicts in both countries and the rising importance of Africa to the future of the Catholic Church.

(Image credit: Guerchom Ndebo/AFP via Getty Images)

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