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 Pope in first Africa visit

[b]Pope in first Africa visit[/b]

Pope Benedict XVI is to make his first visit to Africa as head of the Roman Catholic Church this week.

The Pope will be visiting Cameroon and Angola from 17 to 23 March and is expected to celebrate the growth of the Catholic Church in Africa and the continent’s contribution to the Church.

In the 20th Century the Catholic population in sub-Saharan Africa increased from just two million to 140 million. In addition, the Vatican released a book of statistics last months which revealed that the number of ordinations of priests in Africa increased by 27.6 per cent, more than in any other continent. ...

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