The President and First Lady Invite Pope Benedict

President and First Lady Invite Pope Benedict

The Order of Saint Benedict has had a strong tie with Tanzania since 1887. Pope John Paul II visited Tanzania in 1964. From January 2008, in Tanzanian Affairs, we find this at: http://www.tzaffairs.org/2008/01/faith-news-3/#more-276

Pope Benedict XVI has promised to visit Tanzania after receiving an invitation from President Kikwete, who met the Pope at the Holy See in October. The Pope commended Tanzania for upholding tolerance and religious harmony. “Tanzania is among the most peaceful countries in the world – it does not deny sleep to the Vatican” he said – Guardian.

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