Pope Francis visit to Kenya will cost Ksh.200M, bishops reveal

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Hosting the Catholic Church head, Pope Francis, during his three-day visit in November will require Ksh.200 million shillings.

This is according to a statement by the Kenyan Conference of Catholic Bishops ahead of Pope Francis’ visit on November 25th.

This will be the First time that Pope Francis has set foot in Africa since he took leadership of the Catholic church in 2013.

The Catholic bishops say the Pope’s message will focus on hope, unity and reconciliation amid terror attacks and threats.

More than one million pilgrims are expected in Nairobi from November 25th 2015.

Organizers of the trip say plans are underway to distribute the faithful in several venues where they will follow the proceedings of a special mass on giant screens.

Pope Francis, in his maiden visit to the African continent after ascending to the papacy, chose to visit Kenya, and this is a well-deserved honor for a country that has had its fair share of social and political challenges.

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