(Muslim Press) - In his visit to Kenya on Thursday, Pope Francis has urged Christian and Muslim leaders to engage in dialogue to guard against the “barbarous” extremist attacks that have struck Kenya recently.On his first day in Africa, Pope Francis warned against using religion to justify violence and said that “all too often, young people are being radicalized in the name of religion to sow discord and fear, and to tear at the very fabric of our societies. ” He added that religious leaders must be “prophets of peace” in a world sown by hatred. Interfaith dialogue isn’t a luxury or optional but is simply “essential”, the Pope said. He made the comments when meeting with Kenyan Christian, Muslim and other faith leaders. After visiting Kenya, he’s heading to Uganda for the second leg of his first African pilgrimage on Friday.Recommended:Racists call for Pope’s assassination during US visit