Pope Francis arrives in Kenya for historic visit

November 25, 2015 4:02 PM

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Brushing aside concerns for his security, Pope Francis arrived in Kenya on Wednesday (Nov. 25) for his first-ever visit to Africa, including to Central African Republic, a country torn by fighting between Christian and Muslims.

Francis was received upon arrival at Nairobi's airport by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nairobi governor Evans Kidero. Kenyan Cardinal Njue and a host of bishops also welcomed the pope amid singing by traditional dance groups.

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