Thousands of people braved heavy rain on Thursday to take part in Pope Francis' open-air mass at a university campus in Kenya's capital on the pontiff's first visit to Africa. The front page of Nairobi-based daily The Star, featured the pope's arrival on Wednesday, where he was welcomed by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

In his Thursday sermon, the pontiff insisted on the need for inter-religious harmony and the importance of strong family ties. Earlier, Francis urged the country's leaders to work with "integrity and transparency" — an allusion to the corruption that blights Kenya.

"I ask you in particular to show genuine concern for the needs of the poor, the aspirations of the young, and a just distribution of the natural and human resources with which the Creator has blessed your country," Francis said.

The pontiff's six-day trip will also take him to Uganda and the Central African Republic (CAR). There have been security concerns ahead of the African trip, though Francis said he was "more afraid of the mosquitoes."

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Erotic Waffle Shop In Spain Under Fire For Genitalia Nativity Scene

The racy pastry scene in the holiday shop window in the city of Seville is no joking matter in the traditional Catholic country. Now "Josephallus" and family might land this local wafflemaker in court.

La Vergueria's very own nativity scene

La Vergueria Sevilla via Instagram

La Vergueria is a small shop located in the heart of old Seville and its specialty is waffles — erotic waffles, to be more precise. Their desserts are shaped either into vaginas (vergofre) or penises (chochofre) and covered in the topping of your choice. Their unusual menu, which gained them some national notoriety and steady LGBTQ+ support, also includes other kind or sexually-referenced sweets, such as boob-shaped lollipops or fruit-flavored ice pop penises for summer.

On normal days, La Vergueria's window is decorated with an assortment of random stuffed genitalia, but as Christmas approached this year, the owner went for a very un-traditional nativity scene with his X-rated products. So now in the store window, passersby see a "Josephallus" and "Vagina Mary" looking over the little holy one.

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