Pope to receive welcome from less-privileged Kenyans

A woman in Nairobi’s Kangemi Slum sells vegetables by a road side that is being constructed to allow Pope Francis access to the slum during his visit to the poor in Kenya. (GSR photo/Lilian Muendo)

When the Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis would visit Kenya, women from the Dolly Craft center in Nairobi asked to celebrate the pope with three handmade vestments. The Vatican approved the request, and the women began to sew. Dolly Craft, which gets its name from its initial project of making African dolls, is an income-generating facility in Kangemi, a slum about 20 miles from the capital, operated by the Jesuit-run St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, where Pope Francis will be visiting next week.

Below, a video by Lilian Muendo for Global Sisters Report:

Fr. Melchior Marandu of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Nairobi, Kenya, talks about Pope Francis' visit to the people who live in the Kangemi slum in November 2015.

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