Pope meets voodoo leaders

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The Independent Online
KAMPALA (AP) - The Pope travelled yesterday to Uganda after meeting voodoo practitioners in Benin, to whom he brought conciliatory words and a gentle hint: you have nothing to lose by converting. A voodoo leader was equally conciliatory but criticised church officials who attacked his religion.

The Pope sat facing the voodoo worshippers, who wore long robes and multi-coloured brimless velvet hats. A chorus sang, accompanied by drums. Six women, faces glistening with sweat, danced vigorously.