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DRC's capital, Kinshasa, ready to welcome Pope Francis

Construction workers lay concrete outside the Cathedral Notre Dame du Congo in Kinshasa   -  
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Democratic Republic Of Congo

In Kinshasa's Ndolo airport everything is ready to welcome Pope Francis

The Holy Pontiff arrives on Tuesday (Jan. 31) in Kinshasa, capital of the DRC and Africa's largest catholic country.

On Wednesday (Feb. 1) more than a million people are expected to attend a morning mass.

In total, Pope Francis will deliver twelve speeches and will meet, in addition to the authorities, victims of violence, displaced persons, members of the clergy and representatives of charities.

On Monday, Congolese and foreign activists called on Pope Francis to speak out and sanction a priest accused of sexually abusing a minor in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where he will stay from Tuesday (Feb. 1) to Friday (Feb. 3).

The Congolese justice cleared the priest of any wrongdoing.

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