Pope Francis blows a candle on a birthday cake he was offered by children assisted by Santa Marta dispensary during an audience in the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican. Pope Francis turned 83 on Dec. 17.

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Pope Francis, left, flanked by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, second left, stand with senior Army Officers to review the honor guard at Nairobi State House, Kenya. Pope Francis is on his first-ever visit to the continent, a whirlwind pilgrimage to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic, bringing a message of peace and reconciliation to an Africa torn by extremist violence.