Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pope Benedict in Africa

The Pope says he will carry to Africa the Good News of the Cross of Christ, whose grace generates an irresistible power of peace and of profound, radical reconciliation. The Pope was speaking in St. Peters Square before praying the Angelus. He leaves for his 11th apostolic journey on Tuesday, March 17th and returns on March 23rd. He will go to Cameron and Angola. With this visit, Pope Benedict says he wants to embrace the entire African continent: its thousands of differences, and its profound religious spirit, its painful wounds, and its enormous possibilities and hopes.

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