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Pope Francis in Africa! See Photos from His Visit to Kenya

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A lot of people in Kenya are ecstatic about Pope Francis’ visit to the country.

Here are some pictures illustrating the excitement in the air prior to his visit, and during his arrival:

Before the Pope’s grand arrival:

NAIROBI, KENYA - NOVEMBER 24: Artist Simon Kizito tries to sell his painting of Pope Francis in Nairobi's Kangemi slum on November 24, 2015 in Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continentís Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA – NOVEMBER 24: Artist Simon Kizito tries to sell his painting of Pope Francis in Nairobi’s Kangemi slum on November 24, 2015 in Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continentís Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA - NOVEMBER 24: Worshipers pray at the Holy Family Basilica where an effigy representing Pope Francis has been set up on the altar on November 24, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continentís Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA – NOVEMBER 24: Worshipers pray at the Holy Family Basilica where an effigy representing Pope Francis has been set up on the altar on November 24, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continentís Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA - NOVEMBER 24: A poster welcoming Pope Francis to Kenya is pictured in the Kangemi slum on November 24, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent's Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA – NOVEMBER 24: A poster welcoming Pope Francis to Kenya is pictured in the Kangemi slum on November 24, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent’s Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA - NOVEMBER 24: A detail of a vestment made for a priest ahead of Pope Francis' visit on November 24, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent's Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA – NOVEMBER 24: A detail of a vestment made for a priest ahead of Pope Francis’ visit on November 24, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent’s Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA - NOVEMBER 24: A portrait of Pope Francis hangs in the St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Nairobi's Kangemi slum on November 24, 2015 in Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent's Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA – NOVEMBER 24: A portrait of Pope Francis hangs in the St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Nairobi’s Kangemi slum on November 24, 2015 in Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent’s Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA - NOVEMBER 24: Father Paschal Mwijage of the St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Nairobi's Kangemi slum wears a t-shirt of Pope Francis on November 24, 2015 in Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent's Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA – NOVEMBER 24: Father Paschal Mwijage of the St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Nairobi’s Kangemi slum wears a t-shirt of Pope Francis on November 24, 2015 in Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent’s Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA - NOVEMBER 24: A poster welcoming Pope Francis to Kenya is pictured in the Kangemi slum on November 24, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continentís Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA – NOVEMBER 24: A poster welcoming Pope Francis to Kenya is pictured in the Kangemi slum on November 24, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continentís Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA - NOVEMBER 24: A cashier from the bookstore at the Holy Family Basilica prints a receipt in front of a poster of Pope Francis on November 24, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent's Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA – NOVEMBER 24: A cashier from the bookstore at the Holy Family Basilica prints a receipt in front of a poster of Pope Francis on November 24, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent’s Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA - NOVEMBER 25: A young girl waits on the roadside for Pope Francis' convoy to drive through the capital from the airport on November 25, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent's Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA – NOVEMBER 25: A young girl waits on the roadside for Pope Francis’ convoy to drive through the capital from the airport on November 25, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent’s Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA - NOVEMBER 25: Crowds of people gather on the roadside as Pope Francis' convoy drives through the capital from the airport on November 25, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent's Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA – NOVEMBER 25: Crowds of people gather on the roadside as Pope Francis’ convoy drives through the capital from the airport on November 25, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent’s Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

The grand arrival

NAIROBI, KENYA - NOVEMBER 26: Crowds gather at the University of Nairobi grounds despite the rain on November 26, 2015, to attend a mass delivered by Pope Francis in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent's Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA – NOVEMBER 26: Crowds gather at the University of Nairobi grounds despite the rain on November 26, 2015, to attend a mass delivered by Pope Francis in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent’s Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA - NOVEMBER 26: Pope Francis arrives at the University of Nairobi for a public mass in downtown Nairobi on November 26, 2015. in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent's Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA – NOVEMBER 26: Pope Francis arrives at the University of Nairobi for a public mass in downtown Nairobi on November 26, 2015. in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent’s Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA - NOVEMBER 26: Pope Francis arrives at the University of Nairobi for a public mass in downtown Nairobi on November 26, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent's Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA – NOVEMBER 26: Pope Francis arrives at the University of Nairobi for a public mass in downtown Nairobi on November 26, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent’s Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA - NOVEMBER 26: Crowds gather at the University of Nairobi grounds despite the rain on November 26, 2015, to attend a mass delivered by Pope Francis in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent's Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA – NOVEMBER 26: Crowds gather at the University of Nairobi grounds despite the rain on November 26, 2015, to attend a mass delivered by Pope Francis in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent’s Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA - NOVEMBER 26: Security gathers on an overpass above the University of Nairobi grounds on November 26, 2015, to watch a mass delivered by Pope Francis in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent's Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA – NOVEMBER 26: Security gathers on an overpass above the University of Nairobi grounds on November 26, 2015, to watch a mass delivered by Pope Francis in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent’s Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA - NOVEMBER 26: A man holds a stack of newspapers highlighting Pope Francis' visit to Kenya during a mass at the University of Nairobi grounds on November 26, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent's Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, KENYA – NOVEMBER 26: A man holds a stack of newspapers highlighting Pope Francis’ visit to Kenya during a mass at the University of Nairobi grounds on November 26, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. Pope Francis makes his first visit to Kenya on a five day African tour that is scheduled to include Uganda and the Central African Republic. Africa is recognised as being crucial to the future of the Catholic Church with the continent’s Catholic numbers growing faster than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Nichole Sobecki/Getty Images)

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Nichole Sobecki

9 Comments

  1. kunle

    November 26, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Pope himself

  2. 'Diddie

    November 26, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Please would he be visiting Nigeria?

    • Anon

      November 26, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      No, he’s not.

    • pretty girl

      November 26, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      Yes he is he came to visit all African countries

    • titan

      November 26, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      I pray he does not oh. When the last pope visited Nigeria, our HoS died.

  3. Adaeze Writes

    November 26, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Welcome to Africa dear Pope Francis!

  4. nwa nna

    November 26, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    A lot of Christian religious leaders especially the African one’s could take a lesson in HUMILITY from the pope…

  5. ATL's finest

    November 26, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Peace of the Lord be with U Pope Francis & safe returns

  6. Miss Mo

    November 26, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    I so agree with you nwa nna. They need to learn modesty and simplicity from him too.

    God bless you Pope Francis

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