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Niece, Doctor Charged in Plot to Poison Benin’s President

Posted October 23rd, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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A niece and the doctor of Benin’s President Thomas Boni Yayi are among three people charged in an alleged plot to poison him by switching his medication. The state prosecutor says the niece, the doctor and former commerce minister Moudjaidou Soumanou have been arrested and charged with attempted murder and conspiracy for their roles in […]

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Pope Benedict Celebrates Mass Before Thousands on Final Day in Benin

Posted November 20th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has celebrated mass before tens of thousands of jubilant Roman Catholics in Benin, closing out a three-day trip to the small West African nation. A crowd of at least 50,000 faithful, many dressed in colorful robes and dresses, danced in praise at a stadium in Benin’s largest city, Cotonou. During the mass, the […]

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Pope Benedict Celebrates Mass Before Thousands on Final Day in Benin

Posted November 20th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has celebrated mass before tens of thousands of jubilant Roman Catholics in Benin, closing out a three-day trip to the small West African nation. A crowd of more than 50,000 faithful, many dressed in colorful robes and dresses, danced in praise at a stadium in Benin’s largest city, Cotonou. During the mass, the […]

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Pope Benedict Celebrates Mass Before Thousands on Final Day in Benin

Posted November 20th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict celebrated mass before tens of thousands of jubilant Roman Catholics in Benin Sunday. A crowd of more than 30,000 faithful, many dressed in colorful robes and dresses danced in praise at a stadium in Benin’s largest city, Cotonou. The mass capped his three day visit to the small West African country. On Saturday, […]

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Pope: AIDS Mainly an Ethical Problem

Posted November 19th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict XVI signed a Catholic Church pledge for Africa Saturday — the second day of his visit to the West African country of Benin. The document reflects on the recommendations of African church leaders who in 2009 studied the continent’s challenges — including conflict, poverty and corruption. Addressing the issue of AIDS, the document […]

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Pope Urges Benin Leaders to Respect the Hopes of the People

Posted November 19th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict XVI appealed to African leaders on Saturday, his second day in Benin, to stop robbing their people of hope. Benedict told political and religious leaders at the presidential palace in Benin’s commercial capital of Cotonou not to cut off the people “from their future by mutilating their present.” The highlight of the pontiff’s […]

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Pope Benedict to Africans: Shun Destructive Market Forces

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has urged Africans to shun what he called destructive market forces as the continent races toward modernization. The pontiff arrived in Benin’s commercial capital of Cotonou on Friday, where he was warmly greeted by thousands of people. Many women wore dresses with the image of the pope’s face printed on them. Some people […]

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Pope Benedict to Africans: Shun Destructive Market Forces

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has urged Africans to shun what he called destructive market forces as the continent races toward modernization. The pontiff arrived in Benin’s commercial capital of Cotonou on Friday, where he was warmly greeted by thousands of people. Many displayed photos of the 84-year-old Roman Catholic Church leader and wept as he drove past […]

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Pope Benedict in Benin for 2nd Africa Visit

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict is in Benin to outline the Catholic church’s plans for Africa, home to the world’s fastest-growing Roman Catholic population. The 84-year-old pontiff arrived in the economic capital of Cotonou on Friday for his second visit to the continent. After greeting citizens in his “pope-mobile,” Benedict will meet with church leaders at the city’s […]

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Pope Benedict Departs for African Visit

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has departed Rome for a three-day visit to the West African nation of Benin, where he is expected to urge African nations to work towards peace, justice and reconciliation. The 84-year-old pontiff is scheduled to arrive Friday in the economic capital of Cotonou, where he will meet with cathedral officials before greeting citizens […]

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