Pope Benedit XVI is convening a special synod of Roman Catholic bishops from Africa on October 4-25 to discuss reconciliation, justice and peace, the Holy See said Thursday.
The synod, or consultative conference, will take place at the Vatican, and follow on a similar Africa-focused synod that was held in 1994 on the initiative of Pope John Paul II.
Pope Benedict announced in June 2005 his intention to bring together Africa's bishops to give a fresh push to missionary work and to promote reconciliation and peace on the world's poorest continent.
He has often expressed his concern about Africa, saying on one occasion that Europeans -- the erstwhile colonial rulers of the continent -- had exported not only faith in Jesus Christ, but also "all sorts of vices".
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