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Christ’s love will overcome devastation, Pope Francis tells Central Africans

Nov 29, 2015 - 10:35 am .- In the Central African Republic on Sunday, Pope Francis delivered a homily emphasizing that God’s powerful love can overcome “unprecedented devastation.” He called on Christians to be leaders in showing mercy, forgiveness, and reconciliation.

Pope to displaced persons: peace is impossible without tolerance, forgiveness

Nov 29, 2015 - 08:12 am .- Pope Francis’ first stop after arriving in the Central African Republic Sunday was to a refugee camp housing thousands of persons displaced by the country’s ongoing conflict.

Africa's bishops offer Pope Francis prayers and a warm welcome

Nov 24, 2015 - 04:21 pm .- Ahead of the papal visit to Africa, the continent’s bishops have sent Francis a message of welcome. They emphasized the importance of the family in African society and the need for peace in regions suffering terrorism and violent conflict.

Justice and truth are the keys to peace in Central African Republic, Pope says

May 15, 2015 - 11:47 am .- Pope Francis' address to the bishops of the Central African Republic on Friday focused on the Church's role in fostering reconciliation in the war-torn country, urging a deeper adhesion to the Gospel and the importance of honesty and justice in the process.

Will Pope Francis visit the fragile Central African Republic later this year?

Mar 13, 2015 - 05:21 pm .- The Archbishop of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, said on Thursday that Pope Francis will visit his country in November. The Pope has expressed his desire to visit the nation, which has been engaged in a civil war for more than two years, but the Holy See says nothing is yet official.

Central African bishop seeks hope, forgiveness amid carnage

Mar 22, 2014 - 04:10 pm .- Central African Republic can recover from the carnage of violent conflict through a return to Christ, who empowers Christians to forgive their enemies, the archbishop of the nation’s capital says.

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