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February 22, 1992 | Associated Press
Pope John Paul II challenged his Roman Catholic flock Friday to strike the right balance between African customs and church requirements. On the third day of a pilgrimage to heavily Muslim Senegal, the Pope said the blending of "authentically African fruits in union with the universal church" is essential to the spread of Catholicism on the continent.
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April 3, 1998 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Standing at the transit point for millions of manacled Africans en route to slavery in the New World, President Clinton on Thursday declared this picturesque isle's horrible past to be as much a part of American as African history. The visit to Goree Island was the crowning gesture of Clinton's 12-day African tour, which was as much about affirming black Americans as it was about building new ties with Africa.
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April 3, 1998 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Standing at the transit point for millions of manacled Africans en route to slavery in the New World, President Clinton on Thursday declared this picturesque isle's horrible past to be as much a part of American as African history. The visit to Goree Island was the crowning gesture of Clinton's 12-day African tour, which was as much about affirming black Americans as it was about building new ties with Africa.
NEWS
April 2, 1998 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A week after admitting that the United States and the rest of the world responded too slowly to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, President Clinton on Wednesday urged more African nations to undergo training by the U.S. military to enhance their peacekeeping skills. "Amid chaos and ruin, these soldiers and others like them can bring security, hope and a future," Clinton said to an audience that included scores of U.S.-trained Senegalese troops.
NEWS
February 23, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
Pope John Paul II, speaking on a notorious slave island, prayed Saturday for forgiveness for the "horrible aberration" of slavery that Christian white men committed in their pillage of Africa. "From this African sanctuary of black pain, we implore forgiveness from heaven," the Pope said on an emotional visit to the island from which tens of thousands of slaves were shipped to the New World until the early 19th Century.
NEWS
April 2, 1998 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A week after admitting that the United States and the rest of the world responded too slowly to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, President Clinton on Wednesday urged more African nations to undergo training by the U.S. military to enhance their peacekeeping skills. "Amid chaos and ruin, these soldiers and others like them can bring security, hope and a future," Clinton said to an audience that included scores of U.S.-trained Senegalese troops.
NEWS
February 21, 1992 | From Associated Press
Pope John Paul II offered friendship to Muslim leaders Thursday on the second day of a pilgrimage aimed at strengthening Roman Catholic relations with the Islamic world. He promised his church's help in improving relations between Muslims in this West African country and the small Catholic minority. This region near Senegal's southern border with Guinea-Bissau has been torn by separatist violence fed partly by religious differences.
NEWS
February 23, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
Pope John Paul II, speaking on a notorious slave island, prayed Saturday for forgiveness for the "horrible aberration" of slavery that Christian white men committed in their pillage of Africa. "From this African sanctuary of black pain, we implore forgiveness from heaven," the Pope said on an emotional visit to the island from which tens of thousands of slaves were shipped to the New World until the early 19th Century.
NEWS
February 22, 1992 | Associated Press
Pope John Paul II challenged his Roman Catholic flock Friday to strike the right balance between African customs and church requirements. On the third day of a pilgrimage to heavily Muslim Senegal, the Pope said the blending of "authentically African fruits in union with the universal church" is essential to the spread of Catholicism on the continent.
NEWS
February 21, 1992 | From Associated Press
Pope John Paul II offered friendship to Muslim leaders Thursday on the second day of a pilgrimage aimed at strengthening Roman Catholic relations with the Islamic world. He promised his church's help in improving relations between Muslims in this West African country and the small Catholic minority. This region near Senegal's southern border with Guinea-Bissau has been torn by separatist violence fed partly by religious differences.
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