Pope Francis greets President of Democratic Republic of Congo Félix Tshisekedi, during a meeting with the authorities, civil society and diplomatic corps at the Garden of the Palais de la Nation on January 31, 2023 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Pope Francis has arrived in Kinshasa, as he begins his Apostolic Journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo, beginning his 40th Apostolic Journey abroad and his fifth Journey to Africa. The Holy Father will first visit the nation from 31 January to 3 February, following in the footsteps of Pope St. John Paul II, who visited there in 1980 and 1985. (Photo by Vatican Media via Vatican Pool/Getty Images)