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Cardinal Explains How African Rejection of ‘Fiducia Supplicans’ Was Handled

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Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, president of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar

The declaration ‘caused a shockwave in Africa,’ says Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, who explained that he wrote a seven-page letter to Pope Francis, then traveled to Rome to meet with the Pontiff, and conferred with the author of the declaration.