Pope Francis celebrates Mass for martyrs in Uganda
Pope Francis is celebrating Mass in front of an audience of hundreds of thousands of Ugandan faithful.
He is speaking at a Catholic shrine dedicated to Christians martyred for their faith in the 19th Century, on the second stage of his three-country trip to Africa.
The Mass marks the 50th anniversary of the martyrs' canonisation.
There were huge cheers as the Pope began the open-air ceremony at Namugongo, near Kampala.
It was there where many of the 45 Anglican and Catholic martyrs were burned alive.
Their execution was ordered by a king worried about the spread of Christianity.
Thousands of pilgrims braved rain to spend the night holding a vigil near the martyrs' shrines and there were long lines of pilgrims still trying to access the shrine as Pope Francis began to address the crowds on Saturday morning.