Pope Francis arrives in Africa

Pope Francis with William Ruto deputy president of Kenya with four of his six children.

HIS Holiness Pope Francis has commenced a whistle stop tour of Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic by arriving in Nairobi, Kenya on November 25 to be greeted by large crowds of well-wishers.

Although he travelled by Italian airline Alitalia, his staff made sure that an open sided ‘pope mobile’ was awaiting him so he could be seen by as many people in the crowds as possible.

Despite the terrorist attacks of the previous week in Europe and the fact that as head of the Catholic church, he must be considered a major target for jihadists who are known to operate in both Kenya and Uganda, the pope appears to have no fears, at least in public, for his own safety.

When asked if he was concerned about security risks, he replied: “To tell you the truth, the only thing I’m concerned about is the mosquitoes. Did you bring your spray?”

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