Pope Benedict XV visits Africa

A Catholic Nun prays holding the Vatican flag during a benediction service to welcome <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PERLL000204" title="Benedict XVI" href="/topic/religion-belief/christianity/roman-catholicism/benedict-xvi-PERLL000204.topic">Pope Benedict XVI</a> at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Cotonou. Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Benin on November 18, marking his second visit to Africa in a heartland of voodoo and warning against "unconditional submission" to the laws of the market and finance.

( Getty Images / November 18, 2011 )

A Catholic Nun prays holding the Vatican flag during a benediction service to welcome Pope Benedict XVI at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Cotonou. Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Benin on November 18, marking his second visit to Africa in a heartland of voodoo and warning against "unconditional submission" to the laws of the market and finance.

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