Pope Francis has left Rome bound for Kenya on the first leg of a first tour of Africa. He is expected to arrive in Nairobi at 14:00 GMT and is also scheduled to visit Uganda and the Central African Republic (CAR) on a six-day trip.
See list of five African countries with the most Catholic;
Democratic Republic of Congo: 31 million
Nigeria: 20 million
Tanzania: 14.2 million
Uganda: 14.1 million
Angola: 10.8 million