Saturday, October 1, 2011
VATICAN: POPE TO VISIT BENIN, AFRICA IN NOVEMBER
The Pope has returned to the Vatican from his summer residence of Castel Gandalfo. His next international trip will be to Africa. From November 18th to the 20th, the pope will visit the country of Benin andmeet with African bishops.
He will deliver a post-synodal exhortation to the Bishops who recently visited the Vatican.
The 150th anniversary of Benin's evangelization will be celebrated. He will also honor the life and work of local Cardinal Bernardin Gantin, who served as the Dean of the College of Cardinals during John Paul II's pontificate.