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A Catholic sister and a Maasai woman arrive just after dawn in the rain and mud to attend the Mass celebrated by Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Pope asks faithful to ‘resist practices which foster arrogance in men, hurt or demean women, and threaten the life of the unborn’

Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House in Nairobi (CNS)

During flight, Francis confirmed he will visit four cities, including Ciudad Juarez, when he visits Mexico in February

Pope Francis greets traditional dancers on his arrival at the airport in Nairobi (AP)

Pope Francis has arrived in Kenya at the start of his papal visit to Africa

Pope Francis is filmed as he greets journalists on board the flight to Nairobi, Kenya (AP)

As it happened: Pope Francis arrives in Kenya

Live coverage of the Pope’s arrival in Nairobi at the start of his papal visit to Africa

Pope Francis boards his plane at Rome's Fiumicino International Airport this morning (PA)

Pope Francis sets off for Africa

The Pontiff’s flight for Kenya left Rome this morning

A cardboard cutout of Pope Francis stands behind the choir during Mass at the Holy Family Minor Basilica in Nairobi, Kenya (AP)

The Pope will celebrate Mass in the grounds of the University of Nairobi on Thursday

Pope Francis will begin his visit to Africa on Wednesday (CNS)

Pope Francis has released video messages ahead of his visit to Central African Republic, Kenya and Uganda

Nuns holding the Vatican and Benin's national flags kneel as they wait to greet Pope Benedict XVI after his visit at the cathedral of Cotonou in the Africa's western coast country of Benin in 2011 (AP)

What Africa can teach Francis

His Holiness would do well to listen and learn from the African Church, whose religious experience is arguably more authentic than that of the West

A churchgoer in Nairobi, Kenya, holds a copy of a newspaper showing a photograph of Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis in Africa: full schedule

Pope Francis three-country tour of Africa will begin in Kenya on November 25

Peacekeeping troops escort a humanitarian aid convoy in mid-February in Bangui, Central African Republic. (CNS photo/Legnan Koula, EPA)

UN officials say at least five people are dead and thousands have fled a camp for displaced people