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Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze (C) attends a special mass celebrated by pope Benedict XVI (not pictured) to open a month-long synod of African bishops on October 4, 2009 at Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Benedict prayed that the meeting of 197 Roman Catholic bishops from Africa's 53 states would "renew and reinvigorate (Africa's) Church, the sign and instrument of reconciliation, justice and peace." AFP PHOTO / Andrea SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)