THE PAPAL VISIT TO KENYA.
For the first time in more than 20 years, the pope comes to Kenya. Not just that but the first country in Africa in which Pope Francis is visiting. It is a good show and the country is all smiles save for the turmoil the Kenyan security challenges in hosting the people’s pope.
The pope’s visit comes a few days after the president declared corruption a national threat in a national briefing held on Monday afternoon. The pope will visit the country amid the rising economic regression and the challenges the government is facing in taming corruption. Corruption has been one of Kenya’s leading pests in reducing our economy to its feet. The countrymen are eagerly waiting for the pope’s visit so that they can have a chance to even shake his hand and get the “blessings” that come along with such a highly embodied thing among the Catholic brothers.
Another thing the Catholic believers expect the pope touch on is the rising cases of homosexuality in the church right from the bishops. Such is the thing with some of the faithful who have broken up from the church due them breaking the rule of celibacy. Some of the bishops who have decided to get married have raised alarm on the need to get an African pope who can represent their views the pope at Rome, not sure if that can happen. It looks from an observers view that it might be yet another division in the catholic church.
The pope will be expected to visit the UN headquarters in Gigil to try and address the global warming and environment concerns. Some people all over the world have raised concerns on the popes concerns with environment issues. Those people belief that the people should leave those issues to the bodies in charge of the environmental issues.
Later lone the pope will visit the lowly areas of Kangemi as a way to identify himself with the low people in society. this is a good way to remind even our leaders on the need to value the low citizenry that put them in office. The cream of it all is the mass that will be held at the university on Nairobi. This mass is expected to attract over a million faithful from the region. Later on there will a inspiration seminar with the pope. This is a very good exercise for the young generation.
Welcome to Kenya pope Francis.