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Pope Francis held his first open-air mass in Africa on Thursday with huge crowds hailing heavy rains as "God's blessing" as they sung and danced in the Kenyan capital. The mass at the University of Nairobi -- also shown on giant television screens in neighbouring parks -- was the pope's first major public appearance and a highly-anticipated part of his three-day visit to Kenya.
By Edmund Blair NAIROBI (Reuters) - In actions and words on his first tour of the world's poorest continent, Pope Francis has sent a message to African leaders that they could do with less pomp and bit more humility. In a region where presidents speed past slums in cavalcades of luxury vehicles and the public complain about corruption in high office, the pope was cheered as he drove in a small Honda and told national leaders to act with integrity. Kenya's prolific Twitter users were quick to notice the contrast.