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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

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

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

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

Cardinal John Njue carries a cross as he leads the Stations of the Cross from Holy Family Basilica along a street  in the Kenyan capital (CNS)

‘We need to constantly invoke God’s name,’ says Cardinal John Njue of Nairobi

Cardinal Reinhard Marx says the German Church is 'not just a subsidiary of Rome' (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Localism, at the expense of universalism, is a deadly poison for Catholics

A three years female puppy, is groomed at a pet hotel in Seoul, South Korea

There are baby elephants fed on powdered milk near Nairobi while down the road human babies never see powdered milk from one year’s end to the next

Ireland's Vatican embassy was closed two years ago (AP)

Ireland to re-open Vatican embassy

Reopening will allow ‘Ireland to engage directly with the leadership of Pope Francis,’ says government

Women touch the coffin of a man killed in the Peshawar attack (AP)

Our Government deplores attacks on Christians but continues to support governments that make them possible