Sunday, November 29, 2015

Pope Francis calls for ‘new chapter ’ in war-torn Central African Republic

Pope Francis seeks ‘a new chapter ’ in war-torn Central African Republic

Highlights from Pope Francis’s first visit to Africa

The pontiff’s trip includes visits to Kenya, Uganda and the war-torn Central African Republic.

By Kevin Sieff November 29 at 8:30 AM

BANGUI, Central African Republic —Pope Francis landed Sunday morning in this war-torn capital, launching his bid to end a conflict that has killed more than 6,000 people in two years, mostly along religious lines.

Calling himself “an apostle of hope,” the pontiff steps into a conflict zone that has been brutally segregated between Christians and Muslims.

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