Pope Francis' visit to the Asian nation comes mere days after the Jan. 8 presidential elections, which are expected to be contentious.
Ukrainian Bishop Stanislav Shyrokoradiuk discusses the disastrous conditions in the areas of his diocese that are no longer under government control.
Missionary Father Felix Mukaro is confronted with daily evidence of the country’s political stagnation and the ongoing fight to recover from years of corrupt government.
Bishop Joseph Arshad of the Diocese of Faisalabad said that 'the influence of the fundamentalists has grown immeasurably over the past few years. Anything can happen at any time.'