African Catholics Look to First Black Pope to Protect Tradition

African Catholics Look to First Black Pope to Protect Tradition

Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images

Church-goers leave a mass at the Saints Peter & Paul cathedral in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The church’s African flock is biggest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has 37.8 million Catholics, followed by Nigeria with 23.8 million and Uganda with 14.2 million.