Day Three in pictures: Pope Francis identifies with Africa’s poor; visits slum in Kenya

Pope Francis continued his apostolic journey today and it took him to one of Kenya’s slums, Kangemi, where about 20,000 persons belong to a Catholic parish located there.

According to him, those living in such communities are victims of “new forms of colonialism” by rich countries. He said that the urban poor have a “sacred right” to have their basic needs met. Kangemi is bordered by middle-class neighbourhoods.

“These are the wounds inflicted by minorities who cling to power and wealth, who selfishly squander while a growing majority is forced to flee to abandoned, filthy and rundown peripheries,” the pope said.

Pope Francis told the poor people of Kangemi that they have a special place in his life and decisions.

“I am here because I want you to know that your joys and hopes, your troubles and your sorrows, are not indifferent to me. I realize the difficulties which you experience daily! How can I not denounce the injustices which you suffer?”

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Kangemi slums in the outskirt of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Kangemi slums in the outskirt of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Kangemi slums on the outskirts of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Kangemi slums on the outskirts of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives in the church at the Kangemi slums on the outskirt of Kenya's capital Nairobi. November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives in the church at the Kangemi slums on the outskirt of Kenya’s capital Nairobi. November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Pope Francis also met with the youth at Kasarani Stadium.

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Kasarani stadium in Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Kasarani stadium in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Pope Francis (C) holds hands during a meeting with the Kenyan youth at the Kasarani stadium in Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. IT IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.
Pope Francis (C) holds hands during a meeting with the Kenyan youth at the Kasarani stadium in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters
Pope Francis (R) receives gifts during a meeting with the Kenyan youth at the Kasarani stadium in Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. IT IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.
Pope Francis (R) receives gifts during a meeting with the Kenyan youth at the Kasarani stadium in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters

He also visited the Kaugemi district.

Pope Francis (L) speaks as he visits the Kaugemi district in Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. IT IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.
Pope Francis (L) speaks as he visits the Kaugemi district in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters
REFILE - CORRECTING TYPO IN PRESIDENT'S LAST NAMEPope Francis is escorted by his host President Uhuru Kenyatta as he departs from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after a three day state visit Kenya's capital Nairobi November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
Pope Francis is escorted by his host President Uhuru Kenyatta as he departs from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after a three day state visit Kenya’s capital Nairobi November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

At about 4 P.M., Pope Francis left Kenya for Uganda.

Pope Francis waves as he departs from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after a three day state visit Kenya's capital Nairobi November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
Pope Francis waves as he departs from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after a three day state visit Kenya’s capital Nairobi November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
Pope Francis disembarks from the plane as he arrives at the Entebbe international airport near the capital Uganda, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/James Akena
Pope Francis disembarks from the plane as he arrives at the Entebbe international airport near the capital Uganda, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/James Akena
Pope Francis' (C) arrives with Uganda president Yoweri Museven (R) and his wife Janet at the State House, in Kampala, Uganda, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Pope Francis’ (C) arrives with Uganda president Yoweri Museven (R) and his wife Janet at the State House, in Kampala, Uganda, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Pope Francis gestures next to a member of clergy in Munyonyo in Kampala, Uganda, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Pope Francis gestures next to a member of clergy in Munyonyo in Kampala, Uganda, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini