Fri 13 Nov 2015, 12:00
Pope Francis' message to focus on peace, inclusivity and religious tolerance
Once again, Kenya is enjoying attention from the rest of the world. Just four months after Uncle Barry’s visit, Pope Francis is coming to Kenya for his first visit to Africa, after which he will proceed to Uganda then the Central African Republic.
The Pope, who will be in the country for a three-day tour from Wednesday 25 November, brings a message of peace and religious tolerance, which are key issues in Kenya at the moment. What's more, you can get to see this historic visit on a dedicated channel on DStv, channel 199.
According to Kenya's government spokesman Manoah Esipisu, the Holy Father will first hold bilateral talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House and then address the nation later.
On his second day in Kenya, Pope Francis will meet leaders from different religious denominations, celebrate Holy Mass at Uhuru Park and thereafter address diplomats at the UNEP headquarters in Gigiri where he will discuss climate change.
His three-day visit in Kenya will culminate with addressing youth at Kasarani Stadium before proceeding to Kangemi where he will lead a mass at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church.
After his Kenyan tour, Pope Francis will visit Uganda for a two-day tour where he will also meet with Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni. The pontiff is also set to commemorate Pope Paul VI's canonisation of 22 Catholic martyrs - converts to Christianity who were executed in the 19th century. The Pope's last destination in Africa is the Central African Republic.