Pope Francis (R) is greeted during a meeting with inter-religious and ecumenical representatives at the apostolic nunciature in Nairobi, Kenya, November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano
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Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the "barbarous" Islamic extremist attacks that have struck Kenya, saying they need to be "prophets of peace". Francis met with a small group of Kenya's faith leaders before celebrating his first public Mass on the continent, a joyful, rain-soaked celebration of an estimated 300,000 faithful, including Kenya's president. Earlier Thursday, Francis met with about 25 representatives of Kenya's faith groups: Anglicans, other Protestants, Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus and Jews.Muslims represent about 10 percent of the population.In the meeting, Francis referred explicitly to three recent attacks claimed by the Somalia-based Al-Shabab extremist group, saying he knew well that the memories were still fresh in Kenya's mind.His comments were echoed by Abdulghafur El-Busaidy, the head of the Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims. He said Christians and Muslims must work together to accommodate one another, and lead the country.
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