Pope Benedict XVI made his second visit to the African continent when he visited Benin, West Africa from November 18-20th. One of the reasons for His visit was to present an important document on the future of the Church on the continent. The ‘Pledge for Africa’ lays out the conclusions of the 2009 special Synod of Bishops for Africa which brought more than 200 bishops together and focused on “the church in Africa in service to reconciliation, justice and peace”. The Pontiff made 10 speeches at 16 events during his 3 day visit. Benin is home to around 2 million Catholics.
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