Pope Francis’ Kenya visit itinerary released


The programme for Pope Francis debut visit to Kenya has been released. The flight carrying the Catholic head touches ground at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 5pm on Wednesday.

A communique released by the organizing committee said the pontiff will then head to State House for a one on one meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta before meeting with Kenyan authorities and diplomats before retiring for the night.

On Thursday, Pope Francis will hold an interreligious and ecumenical meeting at the Nairobi Apostolic Nunciature before proceeding to University of Nairobi for a historic public mass to be televised across the world by various television stations.

According to the programme, at 3.45om on the same day, Pope Francis will meet the clergy, religious and seminarians at St Mary’s School Grounds in Nairobi before visiting the Gigiri based United Nations Environmental Programme headquarters.

On Friday, Kangemi Slum dwellers will host the Pope for an early church service before he proceeds to Moi Sports Complex Kasarani for a special meeting with the youth.

This will be succeeded by a Bishops meeting at the Sports Stadia’s lounge after which he will be escorted to the JKIA for his departure to Uganda.