Pope Benedict XVI, flanked by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarciso Bertone, left, and spokesman father Federico Lombardi, greets the media at the end of a press conference he held on the aircraft on his way to Yaounde, Cameroon,

Pope Benedict XVI Visits Africa

The Pope makes his first visit to the African continent, where the faith is fervent and the Pope always popular. The trip was seen as a chance for Benedict to put some space between himself and the troubles back at headquarters

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