It's the eve of Benedict XVI’s Apostolic journey to Benin which takes place from the 18th to the 20th of November , his 22nd abroad and his second as Roman Pontiff to African nations.
The Pope travels there for the presentation and signing of the concluding document of the 2009 Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for Africa which brought more than 200 bishops to Rome. In an an effort to discuss “the Church in Africa in service to reconciliation, justice and peace” .
Veronica Scarisbrick asks the President of Cotonou’s Diocesan Committee for the visit , Father Agustin Placide Houessinon of the Society of African Missions, as to how this Western African nation is getting ready to welcome the Pope . ..