Pope Francis wraps up the Uganda leg of his three-nation Africa tour Sunday after vast crowds held euphoric celebrations in his honour, heading to his most dangerous destination: the conflict-ridden Central African Republic. Huge crowds of Ugandans greeted Francis as he honoured Christians martyred for the faith on the second leg of his first trip to Africa, which he dubbed "the continent of hope". Francis, who railed against corruption and wealthy minorities who hoard resources at the expense of the poor in neighbouring Kenya, struck a more optimistic tone when he arrived in Uganda on Friday.
Tens of thousands marched across Australia Sunday on a third day of worldwide rallies as pressure mounts on global leaders to strike a pact on cutting greenhouse gases at crucial talks in still-shaken Paris. Some 150 leaders including US President Barack Obama, China's Xi Jinping, India's Narendra Modi and Russia's Vladimir Putin will attend the start Monday of the UN conference, tasked with reaching the first truly universal climate pact. The goal is to limit average global warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), perhaps less, over pre-Industrial Revolution levels by curbing fossil fuel emissions blamed for climate change.
Matt Jones followed in the footsteps of boyhood idol Greg Norman by winning the Australian Open Sunday, holding off the challenge of world number one Jordan Spieth and former champion Adam Scott. The Sydney-born player regrouped to record a final round two over par 73 and claim the honours with an eight under par 276 total. Spieth, the defending champion, birdied the last in a level par 71 to share second place on seven under with Scott (68).