Thursday March 19

Day 19 began with a meeting between the Pope and 22 representatives of the Muslim community in Cameroon in the Apostolic Nuncio, and without access to the press. In their meeting, Benedict XVI praised the peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims in Cameroon and commendation to work together, as well as discuss the relationship between faith and science. Federico Lombardi sent to the media that the meeting was “cordial and amistoso ” and that Muslims offered to ‘warm welcome to the Pope. ” The pope ended his remarks saying, “The enthusiastic cooperation among Muslims, Catholics and other Christians in Cameroon are the other African nations for a great beacon light of the potential of a religious commitment to peace, justice and the common good.” 21
After this reunion, the pope is to scroll up papamovil Amadou Ahidjo Stadium, where he held the first mass crowds of his trip. Benedict XVI arrived at the stadium at 9:35 pm and moved to the sacristy, to preside over the celebration of Mass at 10:00 am The Eucharist, attended by between 50,000 and 60,000 people were held in eight languages including Latin, Swahili or ewondo was enlivened with songs. Benedict XVI, whom I congratulate those who were celebrating their holy day that had words in the homily for families, and commend Africans to ‘take care of your soul. “
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After the celebration, were delivered to the Presidents of Episcopal Conferences of National and Regional africa’s 50-page document for the preparation of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod, the Instrumentum Laboris. Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops presented the document, which consists of four chapters, and concludes with a prayer to the Virgin Mary.
In the afternoon, Benedict XVI visited the National Center for Rehabilitation of Disabled Cardinal Paul Emile Leger – CNRH, located on the outskirts of Yaounde. The center was founded in 1972 by Archbishop Emeritus Paul Emile Leger of Montreal. The Holy Father was greeted by Minister of Social Affairs of Cameroon, Catherine Bakang Mbong, the head of the institution and the bishop in charge of pastoral care. In the center met with students of the same, and 200 patients from other hospitals in the country, some of them children or AIDS patients, who present a rosary. The center specializes in treating youth with mental health problems. Benedict XVI gave a speech in which he stressed the commitment of the Catholic Church in Africa and to engage in fighting diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, states that “To you, researchers and doctors hope to make you all that is legitimate to relieve pain, it will first protect life, to be defenders of life from its conception until its natural end. For every human being, respect for life is a right and a duty at the same time because all life is a gift from God. “
At 18:30 h met the Apostolic Nuncio in Yaounde with twelve members of the Special Council for Africa of the Synod of Bishops from Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, Algeria, Cameroon, Mozambique, Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Zambia , Madagascar and Egypt. In his speech, the Pope recalled some significant moments of Christian history in Africa, highlighting the work of some saints, and he catquistas Africans as martyrs of Uganda, Ana Maria Javouhey, Daniele Comboni, Anuarite Nengapeta, Isidoro Bakanja or Josephine Bakhita also speak of the conflicts that have ravaged the continent and reconciliation. An hour later, dinner with members of the Special Council for Africa of the Synod of Bishops and cardinals and bishops of his entourage.
Moreover, the Pope continued with his other duties of his office. Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of the bishop of the Diocese of Kharkiv-Zaporizhia (Ukraine) Stanislaw Padewski on grounds of age, it replaces Marian Buczek. Mazuelo also appointed Jose Perez as the new bishop of the Diocese of Asidonia-Jerez (Spain).

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