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French peacekeeping soldiers patrol the city of Bangui, Central African Republic (AP)

Pope Francis will arrive in Kenya today at the start of his three-country tour of 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

People take pictures with mobile phones and tablets as Pope Francis arrives  (CNS)

The Pope held a question and answer at a conference marking the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Christian Education

The joint episcopal ordinations will take place at Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/

Canon Paul McAleenan, a priest of the Diocese of Westminster, and Mgr John Wilson, a priest of the Diocese of Leeds, will be ordained in January

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

Ugandan visitors look at models of the Uganda Martyrs, who were murdered between 1885 and 1887, at a shrine to them that Pope Francis will visit (AP)

The shrine to 22 African Catholics killed in 19th century is currently undergoing major renovations ahead of the papal visit

The moment Pope Francis kissed baby Gianna (CBS Philadephia)

Gianna Masciantoni was kissed by the Pontiff during his visit to Philadelphia in September

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

Investigative journalist Emiliano Fittipaldi, holds a copy of Avarice, his book exposing Vatican scandals (AP)

The debate about press freedom is a distraction from the real scandal

Italian journalist Emiliano Fittipaldi, author of Avarice (AP)

Two journalists and a monsignor among those charged after leaks lead to accusations of financial malpractice in the Vatican