Apostolic Journey to Benin, 18-20 November 2011

Author: Pope Benedict XVI

Apostolic Journey to Benin, 18-20 November 2011

Pope Benedict XVI

On his Journey to Benin, the Holy Father brings hope to all Africa. Evangelization began in Benin 150 years ago, and spread to the neighboring countries. The Pope's first priority in Benin will be the signing of the postsynodal apostolic exhortation of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops.

Interview with Journalists on Flight to Benin

Welcome Ceremony at Cardinal Bernardin Gantin International Airport of Cotonou (11/18)

Visit at the Cathedral of Cotonou (11/18)

Meeting with Civil, Political, and Religious Authorities (11/19)

Meeting with Priests, Seminarians, Religious, and Lay Faithful (11/19)

Visit to the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (11/19)

Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Africae Munus (11/19)

Meeting with Children (11/19)

Meeting with the Bishops of Benin (11/19)

Holy Mass at Amitié Stadium (11/20)

Consignment of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation (11/20)

Angelus Domini (11/20)

Departure Ceremony 11/20