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In pictures: Faithful braced all odds to participate in Papal Mass in Nairobi

By Standard Digital | November 26th 2015

Faithful from all walks of life travelled long dances, sacrificed sleep and braced day long rains to participate in open air Mass presided over by Pope Francis in Nairobi.

In pictures, this is how the situation was at the University of Nairobi grounds where Pope Francis led the public in public Mass, that attracted attendees from around the world.

A huge banner of Pope Francis at the entrance to the University of Nairobi grounds where the public Mass was being held.
Rains pounded the city of Nairobi all night and day but this did not deter faithfuls from attending the historic Papal Mass.
The family of Mr and Mrs Gikanga who brought their kids to see the Pope.
The rain did not spare the chalices that were used at the altar during the Mass by Pope Francis.
Faithful had to withstand wet grounds and cold weather that engulfed the city on the phenomenal day.
Faithful from across then world attending the mass.
This faithful dressed in all white beat the odds to be present at the Mass.
Faithful from across the world attending the mass.
Emergency vehicles were at stand by to respond to any situation that required first aid attention.
Faithful from across the world attending the mass.
Faithful from across the world attending the mass.
Students from Maryhill Girls School in Thika also attended the mass.

Photos by Imani Manyara

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