Pope Francis in Africa - Kenya
A volunteer paints the wall near a banner of Pope Francis at at the University of Nairobi REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Pope Francis will be making his first visit to Africa, starting off in Uganda on Wednesday (25 November) where he will hold a mass for Anglican martyrs at a shrine at Namugongo and meet young people at the Kololo airstrip in the country's capital, Kampala.

His delegation will then visit Kenya and the Central African Republic (CAR), in a region that features some of the biggest problems facing not only the Catholic Church, but also the world in large.

Several news organisations are broadcasting live footage or podcasts of the Pope's masses, speeches and events:

  • Catholic TV will air its special programme Pope Francis in Africa
  • EWTN will broadcast live during Pope Francis's journey
  • Vatican Radio will cover the events during the Pontiff's visit, with commentaries in languages including French, Portuguese, Italian or Deutsch.

His first speech will be at 6.30pm local time (3.30pm GMT), when he will meet with Kenyan government officials and members of the diplomatic corps at the State House.