Day one: Photos from Pope Francis’s Apostolic journey to Kenya

Pope Francis arrived Kenya yesterday as he began his first visit to Africa. The message he brings is peace as he downplays fear of terrorist attack, saying the only thing that scares him are mosquitoes.

“All men and women of goodwill are called to work for reconciliation and peace, forgiveness and healing,” Pope Francis said at a function hosted by President Kenyatta in State House.

Pope Francis also warned of the environmental crisis facing the world. He urged leaders to promote “responsible models of economic development”.

See photos from his first day in Africa.

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Pope Francis waves upon arrival for his first papal visit to the African Continent as head of the Catholic Church at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya’s capital Nairobi November 25, 2015. Pope Francis flew into Kenya on Wednesday at the start of an African tour during which he will address the continent’s fast-growing Catholic congregation and seek to heal divisions between Christians and Muslims. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives in Nairobi, Kenya November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Pope Francis waves as he walks next to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (C) in Nairobi, Kenya November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Pope Francis arrives for his first papal visit to the African Continent as head of the Catholic Church, at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives in Nairobi, Kenya November 25, 2015. At left is Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Pope Francis (L) is received by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta as he arrives at the State House in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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Pope Francis (L) stands next to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House palace in Nairobi, Kenya, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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Pope Francis (L) stands next to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House palace in Nairobi, Kenya, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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Pope Francis (L) stands next to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House palace in Nairobi, Kenya, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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Pope Francis (L) stands next to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House palace in Nairobi, Kenya, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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Pope Francis (R) speaks next to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House in Nairobi, Kenya, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) welcomes Pope Francis to deliver his speech during a reception at the State House in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Pope Francis (L) is received by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta as he arrives at the State House in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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Pope Francis looks on during a military parade after he arrived at the State House in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta points to some delegates after Pope Francis addressed the nation during a reception at the State House in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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Pope Francis smiles as he walks next to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) in Nairobi, Kenya November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Pope Francis (L) and his host Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta (2nd L) stand at attention during the national anthem at the State House in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta points to some delegates after Pope Francis addressed the nation during a reception at the State House in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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Pope Francis delivers his addresses to the nation during a reception at the State House in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya