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Nuns join climate justice activists at a plaza in Manila, Philippines on Sunday, a day ahead of the start of the U.N. climate change conference, known as the COP21 summit (CNS photo/Simone Orendain)

Lay faithful, priests and religious join marches around the world

Pope Francis (AP)

Mass is taking place in Barthélémy Boganda Stadium

Pope Francis is welcomed by Imam Tiding Moussa Naibi in the PK5 neighbourhood (AP)

The Holy Father visited the PK5 Muslim enclave in the Central African Republic’s capital

Pope Francis opens the Holy Door in Bangui cathedral (AP)

The Pontiff opened the Holy Door at Bangui Cathedral on Sunday

Clergy outside Notre Dame Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Bangui (CNS)

Holy Father celebrates Mass in Central African Republic

Crowds cheer as Pope Francis arrives in Bangui (AP)

Francis has arrived in war-torn Central African Republic on the final leg of his tour of Africa

Pope Francis is undertaking a six-day trip to Africa (AP)

Holy Father expected to depart for the Central African Republic

Pope Francis at the Anglican martyrs' shrine at Namugongo (CNS)

Francis celebrated Mass at Namugongo to mark the 50th anniversary canonisations of the Catholic martyrs

Pope Francis (PA)

Francis is visting the Catholic Shrine of Namugongo

Pope Francis in Africa (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Many of us were taught at school that Christian missionaries forced the Africans to give up a non-Christian way of life