Francis, whose visit to the slum is a highlight of his three-nation Africa tour, condemned the ''dreadful injustice of urban exclusion."

Wild singing and ululating broke out as he arrived early today, his popemobile weaving through streets in a sea of tin-roofed homes.

People arrived long hours before dawn in the hope of catching a glimpse of the pope, who has made efforts for social justice a hallmark of his tenure.

Francis criticised the lack of 'infrastructures and basic services', including sewerage, electricity, good roads, school and hospitals.

Click here for more related news

Latest News from World News Desk