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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

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