The pope arrives in Kenya later today before travelling to Uganda, another nation targeted by Islamist militant attacks. After that he visits the Central African Republic, a country torn apart by Muslim-Christian strife.
"I am going with joy to Kenya, Uganda and the brothers of the Central African Republic," he told reporters aboard his flight to Nairobi. "Let's hope this trip brings better fruit, both spiritual and material”, he added.
Millions of Christians - Catholics and others - are expected to turn out for public celebrations of Mass, presenting a challenge for national security forces to keep the pontiff and the huge crowds safe.


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