2011-11-19 17:02:43

Report on Pope Benedict's signing of the Apostolic Exhortation

The highlight of Pope Benedict's visit to Benin is the signing and publication of the Apostolic Exhortation on the Second Synod of Bishops for Africa held in 2009. The document contains the Pope’s conclusions following this synod which were based on the guidelines drawn up by the Bishops during the month-long gathering. On Saturday morning the Pope formally signed the Apostolic Exhortation during a visit to the Basilica in the city of Ouidah and will hand it over to the bishops of Africa at a mass on Sunday morning. Whilst in Ouidah he also held a meeting with priests, seminarians and religious and lay people.
Tracey McClure tells us more about these two events:

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