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Pope Francis Humility : Simple Cars, Paying His Bill and Not Sleeping In 5 Star Hotels

Pope Francis humility or better still simplicity while visiting Kenya and around the world has shown that there is more to life than power, money or class.

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Pope Francis with probably the biggest following of Catholic Christian faithfuls sent a strong message while in Kenya when he decided to spurn the 5 star hotel that many head of states are given when they visit. In another surprise, while Kenyans expected the Pope to use an expensive class A car Pope Francis humility came on top again as he went for a simple Honda car estimated at 1 million shillings.

Pope Acknowledged Kenyans at Nyayo Stadium
Pope Acknowledged Kenyans at Nyayo Stadium
Where Pope Stayed In Kenya
Where Pope Stayed In Kenya

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Poep Francis (C) waves to faithful as he arrives to lead a mass during his visit to the island of Lampedusa, a key destination of tens of thousands of would-be immigrants from Africa, on July 8, 2013. Pope Francis called for an end to "indifference" to the plight of refugees on Monday on a visit to an Italian island where tens of thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East first reach Europe.  AFP PHOTO / MARCELLO PATERNOSTROMARCELLO PATERNOSTRO/AFP/Getty Images
Poep Francis (C) waves to faithful as he arrives to lead a mass during his visit to the island of Lampedusa

Barely two hours after arriving in Nairobi on Wednesday, Francis told the president and dignitaries they had a duty to care for the poor and support the aspirations of the young.

“I encourage you to work with integrity and transparency for the common good, and to foster a spirit of solidarity at every level of society,” he said, speaking in the elegant surroundings of State House, the Kenyan president’s official residence.

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Pope Francis humility is part of his life as he lives in a small apartment in a guesthouse in the Vatican rather than the spacious papal apartments in the regal and frescoed Apostolic Palace used by his predecessors.

The day after his election in 2013, he returned to a Rome hotel to personally pay his bill and recently went to a Rome optician to pick up his own eyeglasses. In September, he rode around Washington DC in a small Fiat on his state visit there.

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POPESIDENT : Holy Father Pope Francis Takes A Picture With President UHURU, MOI and KIBAKI

You would rarely see such photos or even see photos of former presidents and the current president in one photo. Well on Wednesday Pope Francis made this possible by taking a picture with President Uhuru and former presidents MOI and Mwai Kibaki.

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Pope Francis landed in the country on Wednesday 25th November a 4.30 PM with the President Uhuru Kenyatta and 1st Lady being the 1st to welcome him to Kenya. This is the 1st visit of Pope Francis in Africa where he will also visit the neighboring Uganda and Central Africa.


Pope Acknowledged Kenyans at Nyayo Stadium
Pope Acknowledged Kenyans at Nyayo Stadium
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Karibu Kenya : Pope Francis Arrives In Kenya [IN PICTURES]

At exactly 4.30 PM Pope Francis landed in Africa for the 1st time with Kenya being his 1st choice destination. Pope Francis will be touring Kenya, Uganda and Central Africa in a tour that is mean’t to address morality, peace and social justice.

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Pope Francis arrived in Kenya through a plane Atalia that is famously known as the Shepherd and was welcomed by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta and 1st Lady Margaret Kenyatta. In the plane Pope was accompanied by his security team and a number of journalists that will cover his tour in Africa.

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Pope will be in Kenya from 25th November to 27th November where he will meet the President Uhuru Kenyatta, the civil society, religious society and hold a public mass.

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Where Will He Be ? : The Official Schedule of Pope Francis’ Visit In Kenya

Have you wanted to know where the Pope will be and at what time while he visits the city of cool waters, Nairobi Kenya ? Well we have the official schedule of Pope Francis when he lands in Kenya on Wednesday evening at JKIA where President Uhuru is expected to meet him.

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07:45 Departure from Rome Fiumicino to Nairobi, Kenya

17:00 Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi

Welcome ceremony at the State House

18:00 Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic at the State House in Nairobi

18:30 Meeting with the civil authorities of Kenya and with the diplomatic corps

Thursday, November 26, 2015

08:15 Interreligious and Ecumenical Meeting in the Salon of the Apostolic Nunciature in Nairobi

10:00 Holy Mass on the Campus of the University of Nairobi

15:45 Meeting with clergy, religious men and women, and seminarians, at the athletic field of St Mary’s School

17:30 Visit to the United Nations Office in Nairobi (U.N.O.N.)

Friday, November 27, 2015

08:30 Visit to the poor neighbourhood of Kangemi in Nairobi

10:00 Meeting with young people in Kasarani Stadium

11:15 Meeting with the Bishops of Kenya in the VIP room of the Stadium

15:10 Farewell ceremony at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi

15:15 Departure by air from Nairobi for Entebbe

16:50 Arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda

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Karibu Pope : Here Are The Roads To Be Closed During Pope’s Visit

As expected Pope’s in Kenya visit will draw multitude of people on the roadside and looking at his state of security the Kenyan government will not take a chance to not protect him. A number of roads will end up being closed during Pope’s visit with many motorists being left to park meters away from their normal parking destination.


Those to be affected include Uhuru Highway, Kenyatta Avenue, Hailesselassie Avenue, Harambee Avenue and University Way. Police said Mombasa Road through Uhuru Highway to State House will be blocked on Wednesday evening as the pope arrives.

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Nairobi County Traffic department has released details of roads expected to be affected by Pope Francis’ visit to Kenya.

The Pope’s three-day tour is expected to cause major traffic congestion with thousands of people expected to travel to Nairobi to meet the Pope at different locations.

Here are the details of roads in Nairobi that will be affected in each of the three days that the Pope will be in Kenya.

Wednesday, November 25

The Pope will arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 5pm and head to State House for talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta and later on to Westlands in Nairobi where he will spend the night.

The stretch leading from the airport to Mombasa road, Haile Selassie Avenue, Kenyatta Avenue and State House Avenue will experience disruption on the said evening.

As the Pope’s convoy heads to Westlands, there will be traffic changes along part of Uhuru Highway, Waiyaki Way and James Gichuru Road.

Thursday, November 26

There will be a historic mass at University of Nairobi where thousands are expected to arrive in the city from different parts of the country.

According to the police, all inbound vehicles using Mombasa Road will be stopped at Bunyala Roundabout where secure parking will be provided at Nyayo Stadium.

Vehicles coming from Ngong Road will also be stopped at Kenya National Library Service building while those using Valley Road will not move past Silver Springs Roundabout.

Other roads expected to be blocked towards the CBD are Lenana Road and Dennis Pritt Road while motorists using Arboretum Road will not be allowed past Kileleshwa Petrol station.

Vehicles inbound to town using Waiyaki way will be blocked after Villa Rosa Kempinsky hotel and will not access the overpass and underpass at Ojijo which will be blocked.

Thika Superhighway will be blocked at Forest Road while those intending to use Murang’a Road will end their journey at University Way near Lillian Towers.

Uhuru Highway is also expected to be blocked along Kenyatta Avenue near GPO while Haile Selassie Avenue will not be accessible from Upper Hill.

On the same evening, Limuru Road is expected to be affected as the Pope will be heading to UNEP headquarters in Gigiri.

Friday, November 27

Waiyaki Way and parts of James Gichuru Road will be affected in the morning as the Pope heads to Kangemi for a church service and later on to Kasarani Stadium where again, Waiyaki Way, b Road and Thika Highway road users should expect interruptions.

The visit will end with the Pope’s address to the youth who are expected to flock at Kasarani Stadium in large numbers after which he will head to Uganda.

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No 5 Star Hotel : This Is Where Pope Francis Will Be Sleeping In Kenya [PHOTOS]

As expected of any celebrated personality in the world, a five star hotel is usually set in place for him/her to dine and sleep. Not this time for the Pope it is reported as with the same humility he exhibits the Pope will be sleeping at a place where he feels like home during his two day stay in Kenya.

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Pope Francis after his 8 hour flight journey will sleep at the Vatican Embassy in Lavington, Nairobi, for two nights after arriving in Kenya on Wednesday evening.

Following his arrival, Pope Francis will head to State House where President Uhuru Kenyatta will host him at around 6pm. At 6:30pm he will hold a meeting with Uhuru and other leaders.

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At the University of Nairobi on Thursday, he will lead an open-air mass which more than a million faithful, dignitaries and the President are expected to attend.

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Pope Francis’s plane has landed in Washington DC at Andrews Air Force Base. President Barack Obama was there to welcome him, as is first lady Michelle Obama, vice president Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden. Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their daughters Malia and Sasha walked onto the tarmac of Andrews Air Force Base to greet Pope Francis at the end of the red carpet outside his aircraft.

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The crowd chanted, “Ho Ho, Hey, Hey Hey, Welcome to the U.S.A.”

Obama will roll out an official welcoming ceremony for Francis on the South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday. The pope will then parade through downtown Washington in his Popemobile, with thousands of people expected to line the sidewalks. He’ll hold a canonization later in the day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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But the first Latin American pope’s blessings on America could also contain uncomfortable challenges as he addresses a country that encapsulates many of the ills he has denounced as the head of one of the world’s largest religions. Though there are aspects of American life that Francis embraces, he has quickly become known for blunt critiques of contemporary society and global economics, and his criticism — from capitalism to climate change to technology — spans the political spectrum.

“Pope Francis is the ultimate Washington outsider. His priorities are not Washington’s priorities,” said John Carr, director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University. “We think we are the center of the world. We are not the center of Pope Francis’ world. He is frankly more comfortable in the slums of Argentina than in the corridors of power.”

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A Person Who Gossips is like A Terrorist Who Throws A Bomb : POPE FRANCIS

People who gossip bring as much destruction as “a terrorist who throws a bomb,” Pope Francis said during a homily last week at his Santa Marta residence in the Vatican, as reported by the Vatican radio.

<> on June 21, 2014 in Cosenza, Italy.
<> on June 21, 2014 in Cosenza, Italy.

The pope also admitted that gossiping or sowing divisions has become a “devastating sickness” within the Catholic Church.

“Gossiping is like terrorism because the person who gossips is like a terrorist who throws a bomb and runs away, destroying,” he said. “With their tongue they are destroying and not making peace.”


However, unlike a suicide bomber who gets killed after doing his evil act, a “cunning” gossiper causes no self-harm because he takes really good care of his image, the pope said.

Pope Francis said gossiping has already divided the Catholic Church and must therefore be stopped.

He chastised gossipers within the Catholic Church for having a “serpent’s tongue” because “they are destroying everything beautiful that God has created.”

“That person is always doing what the serpent did with Adam and Eve, namely destroying peace. And this is an evil, this is a sickness within our church: sowing divisions, sowing hatred, not sowing peace,” he said.

Pope Francis took inspiration from St. Paul’s letter to the Colossians, which shares how Jesus Christ sowed peace and reconciliation among people.

The pope encouraged people to stop gossiping. Should they feel the need to do so, he urged them to bite their tongues and instead emulate Jesus who gives people peace, hope and love.

“Every day that [you] get the urge to say something that sows discord and division, to say bad things about another person… Bite your tongue! I can assure you. If you do this and bite your tongue instead of sowing discord, the first few times the wound will cause your tongue to swell because the devil helps us do this because that’s his work, his job: to divide,” he said.

(c) Christianity Today

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