A group of African Catholics gathered Sunday in Saint Peter’s Square in support of Pope Benedict XVI’s opposition to using condoms to combat AIDS.
A group of about 100 African Catholics were in Saint Peter’s Square waving African flags and banners that read “Africa Loves the Pope”. This is the first Sunday since the pope paid his first visit to the African continent, visiting Cameroon and Angola.
The pope prayed for Africa and urged the faithful to join him again for the customary general audience on Wednesday. He said he would have more to say then about his recent trip to Africa.