The people of Kenya can barely contain their excitement as they prepare for Pope Francis’ debut visit to Africa. The global leader of the Catholic church is due to land with his delegation this afternoon (Wednesday 25th November) at 5pm. He will spend 3 days in Kenya delivering mass, addressing the people and meeting religious and political figures. As a result of the Pope’s visit, the Kenyan Government has declared Thursday 26th November a public holiday and a National Day of prayers & reflection.
The Pope’s six-day trip also includes stops in Uganda and the Central African Republic where he will visit the sanctuary of Christian martyrs, victims of war at a refugee camp and a mosque in CAR. Pope Francis plans to jump-start the Jubilee Year of Mercy by 10 days with a ceremonial opening of the Holy Door of Bangui Cathedral.