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Pope's gift helps restore basilica of St. Augustine near Hippo

February 14, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has made a personal contribution to the restoration of a church in Algeria dedicated to St. Augustine, near the ruins of the city of Hippo, where the Father of the Church served as Bishop.

Pope Benedict, who has shown a scholar’s devotion to the works of St. Augustine, added his own personal donation to a gift from the papal foundation for the restoration of the basilica of St. Augustine in Annaba.

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