Vatican newspaper helps build school in Africa


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Vatican City, Dec 20, 2009 / 12:23 pm (CNA).- After the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI sent a "cordial greeting" out to the employees of the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano. Personnel from the paper are taking part in a special Advent initiative to raise funds to build a school in Africa.

Vendors are including a small Nativity icon along with copies of the paper on sale in a mobile stand in St. Peter's Square every Wednesday and Sunday. The proceeds of these sales will go to the construction of a school in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.