Kinshasa ∙ Pope Francis has arrived for a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. The Pope was met at the airport by Congolese Prime Minister Sama Lukonde. The 86-year-old Pope is in a wheelchair due to knee pain.
On his way from the airport to the presidential palace, the Pope was greeted by huge crowds on both sides of the road. Met with President Felix Szczecin. Today the Pope will celebrate Mass in public. Tomorrow, the Pope will hold a special meeting with war victims from eastern Congo. The Pope will travel to South Sudan on Friday. He will return to the Vatican on Sunday.
English Summary: Pope Francis visits Congo