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Cardinal Wuerl celebrates Mass in San Pietro in Vincoli Basilica in Rome (AP)

Cardinal Wuerl says politicians, the media and even Christians have remained silent about persecution of the faithful

The papal plane with the flags of the Vatican, right, and Kenya (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis is to depart for Entebbe in Uganda for the second leg of his Africa trip

Pope Francis waves as he arrives for a meeting with youths at Kasarani Stadium, in Nairobi (AP photo)

At Kasarani stadium Francis says corruption is like sugar – easy to enjoy, but ultimately harmful

Pope Tawadros II (AP)

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Pope Francis is accompanied by Cardinal John Njue, archbishop of Nairobi, as he arrives for a meeting with priests, religious and seminarians on the sports field of St Mary's School in Nairobi (Photo: CNS)

The Pope, speaking off the cuff, suggests his audience might think him a ‘rude pope’

Pope Francis takes notes as he listens to a speech during a meeting with clergy, religious men and women and seminarians at the sports field of St Mary's School. Afterwards he left to give a speech at the headquarters of the UN in Nairobi (AP photo)

Francis was speaking at the African headquarters of the UN in Nairobi

Children dance as Pope Francis, figure beneath the crucifix in the background, celebrates a Mass at the campus of the University of Nairobi, Kenya (Photo: AP)

The Pope gave a talk to UN officials

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass on the campus of the University of Nairobi, Kenya (Photo: AP)

Meeting was held at the sports field of St Mary’s school in Nairobi

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