Bangui, Central African Republic, Nov 29, 2015 / 14:33 pm
Reported violence near a mosque Pope Francis is slated to visit in Central African Republic caused the pontiff to reply with an immediate "can I go (be with them)?" according to a bishop who was standing close by.
After hearing of the alleged death of three youth this morning in a neighborhood of Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, Pope Francis voiced his desire to go the area, though it wasn't in the schedule.
However, the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Franco Coppola, advised him against going, since it's a dangerous area.
This is what the Bishop Juan José Aguirre of Bangassou told Spanish agency COPE during the lunch between Pope Francis and the country's bishops.