Pope, in Kenya, Calls for Compassion for Poor and Nurturing of Youth

November 26, 2015 11:42 AM

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Pope, in Kenya, Calls for Compassion for Poor and Nurturing of Youth

NAIROBI, Kenya — At a rain-soaked Mass on Thursday morning with thousands huddled before him, Pope Francis called for Kenyans to remember the poor, tap into the idealism of youth and protect “the innocent unborn.”

Francis seemed to be drawing from his signature mix of progressive and traditional Roman Catholic beliefs for the message delivered at the University of Nairobi in the Kenyan capital. Under a steady downpour, Francis told the crowds which had been waiting for him since dawn with their umbrellas spre...

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