Large Turnout for Pope's First Mass in Kenya

November 26, 2015 2:37 PM

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In Kenya Thursday, tens of thousands of people, including the nation's president, came out to the University of Nairobi for a rain-soaked, open-air mass led by Pope Francis.

Despite grey skies and heavy showers, Kenyans turned out in force to the University of Nairobi sports grounds Thursday morning. Some said they had arrived as early as 3 a.m. to secure their places in line — all to ensure they would be able to attend mass with Pope Francis.

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