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Pope survives grueling Nairobi itinerary without breaking a sweat

Pope Francis has completed a busy three-day stopover in Nairobi and despite his advanced age never appeared worn out.

The 78-year-old pontiff undertook his duties without looking frail and carried a warm smile throughout his visit.

He was always minutes ahead of his schedule right from his arrival time. He jetted in 30 minutes earlier than the scheduled 5pm arrival time at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

His papal mass at University of Nairobi grounds started 15 minutes earlier as thousands of faithfuls were still being frisked by security personnel at various entry points.

Pope Francis never looked overwhelmed despite having only one lung.

He has in previous media interviews alluded to going to bed early and waking up early, and depending on hios schedule, a 30-minute nap in the afternoon.

Pope Francis is expected to wind up his three-day tour in Nairobi on Friday afternoon having attended nine events.

He will depart for Uganda at 3:30pm where he is expected to lead the 50th anniversary celebration of the canonization of Ugandan martyrs.

In the Central African Republic, Pope Francis will open Bangui Cathedral’s Holy Door and visit Bangui’s Central Mosque for a meeting with the Muslim community.

Pope Francis will then on Monday November 30 leave Bangui for Rome in a six hours and 15 minutes journey.