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Saturday, December 10, 2016
Pope calls on world to be more involved in Africa
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 Pope Benedict appealed to the world community to become more involved in Africa. Speaking during his general audience in St Peter's Square, yesterday, he said: "Today is Africa Day. My thoughts and prayers are with the beloved people of Africa. I encourage our Catholic institutions to continue giving generous attention to their needs, and I hope and pray that the international community will become ever more involved in the problems of the African continent" In the afternoon he met with three official African delegations: the Presidents of Mali and Burkina Faso, respectively Amadoun Toumani Touré e Blaise Compaoré, and the Prime Minister of the kingdom of Swaziland, Absalom Themaba Dlamini. Source: MISNA
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