Seeking peace and mercy, Pope Francis opens the Holy Door of Bangui

Pope Francis Opens Holy Doors of Bangui Cathedral Nov 29 Credit Martha Calderon CNA CNA Pope Francis opens the Holy Doors of Bangui's cathedral Nov. 29. | Martha Calderon / CNA.

"Bangui is today the spiritual capital of the world," Pope Francis said as he opened the Holy Door of Bangui's cathedral on Sunday--the first time a Pope has opened a Holy Door outside Rome.

Pope Francis proclaimed: "We all pray for peace, mercy, reconciliation, pardon, love. Throughout the Central African Republic and in all the nations of the world which suffer war, let us pray for peace. And together we all pray for love and peace. We pray together."

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