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Nairobi Residents Prepare for Pope Francis’ Visit

Streets have been newly paved, banners hung by the highways, and Pope Francis branded merchandise is for sale. All to welcome the pontiff when he kicks off his Africa tour Wednesday in Kenya.   Kennedy Agesa is a tailor living in the Nairobi slum of Kangemi, one of the stops on Pope Francis’ itinerary.   “We heard the rumors pope is coming, we were very happy,” said Agesa. Advocating for the poor has been a key tenet of Pope Francis’ papacy. In his native Argentina, he was...

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