November 20, 2011. (Romereports.com) (-ONLY VIDEO-)
The pope spent three days touring the African nation of Benin. It was his 22nd foreign trip as pontiff and by far one of the most festive. These are some of the best images from his visit.
During his stay, he met with President of the Republic of Benin, Boni Yayi Thomas. He also visited the tomb of Cardinal Bernardin Gantin, one of the closest collaborators of John Paul II.
He reviewed issues with different religious leaders such as AIDS, the involvement of priests in politics, and the death penalty. He also stopped by a home for abandoned children at the Missionaries of Charity in the city of Cotonou.