His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, since the beginning of his Pontificate in 1978 has made 11 pastoral visits to various counties in Africa. The following is the complete list of these unforgettable encounters with the African People. The complete speeches given during those visit may be found in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis (AAS), which is the official Bulletin of the Holy See.

1. 2-12 May, 1980

Zaire, Congo, Kenya, Ghana, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), Ivory Coast.

[see, AAS, 72 (1980), 421-541]

2. 12-18 February, 1982

Nigeria, Benin, Gabon, Equitorial Guinea.

[see, AAS, 74 (1982), 608-636]

3. 9-19 August, 1985

Togo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Zaire, Kenya, Morocco.

[see, AAS, 78 (1985), 28-104

4. 10-19 September, 1988

Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique.

[see, AAS, 81 (1989), 322-368]

5. 26 January - 1 February, 1990

Cape Verde, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad.

[see, AAS, 82 (1990), 804-825]

6. 1-10 September, 1990

Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Ivory Coast.

[see, AAS, 83 (1991), 209-236]

7. 19-26 February, 1992

Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bisau.

[see, AAS, 83 (1993), 148-178]

8. 6-9 June, 1992

Sao Tome and Principe, Angola.

[see, AAS, 85 (1993), 500-528]

9. 3-10 February, 1993

Benin, Uganda, Sudan.

[see, AAS, 85 (1993), 937-963]

10. 14-20 September, 1995

Cameroon, South Africa, Kenya.

[see, AAS, 87 (1995), 920]

11. 14 April, 1996: Tunisia

12. 21-23 March, 1998: Nigeria


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