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Displaced persons in the Central African Republic received aid from CRS in May 2014.

Violence subsides in Central African capital, but what next?

Violence has subsided in the Central African Republic’s capital of Bangui after a week of conflict, but the lack of... Read more

Islamist militia in Central African Republic. Photo courtesy of Aid to the Church in Need.

Death toll rises in Central African violence

Thousands more people have died in ongoing violence in the Central African Republic since December, and many more of the... Read more

Displaced persons in the Central African Republic received aid from CRS in May 2014.

Catholic archbishop aids Muslim refugees in Central African Republic

A Catholic archbishop in the violence-ridden Central African Republic recently reached out to a group of 600 Muslim refugees, saying... Read more

Islamist militia in Central African Republic. Photo courtesy of Aid to the Church in Need.

Central African Republic still seeking peace amid violent attacks

Following continued attacks on churches in the Central African Republic, the country still looks forward to a return to a... Read more

Displaced persons in the Central African Republic received aid from CRS in May 2014.

'Dire' situation continues in Central African Republic

An ongoing lack of security in the Central African Republic is among the challenges facing those who long for peace,... Read more

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick met with religious leaders in the CAR to discuss possible solutions to end recent violence.

Cardinal McCarrick visits Central African Republic, promotes peace

Despite the violence currently plaguing the Central African Republic, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick believes the country can recover if it abandons... Read more

Internally Displaced Persons make camp next to the Cathedral on November 10, 2013 in Bossangoa, Central African Republic.

Conflict puts Central African refugees in 'horrendous' situation

As the refugee situation in the Central African Republic continues to worsen, Catholic Relief Services says it is working to... Read more

A young family brings the offertory to Pope Francis at the Christmas Vigil Mass on December 24.

Peace requires 'daily commitment,' says Pope in Christmas message

In his Christmas message, Pope Francis prayed for peace throughout the world as a fruit of God`s grace, to be... Read more

Faithful in the Central African Republic gather to pray for peace.

Seeking hope, Central Africans pray novena for peace

As severe violence continues to afflict the Central African Republic, Catholics are praying a novena for peace and encouraging forgiveness... Read more

A man holds a machete (aka Balaka in Songo) on Nov. 8, 2013 in the outskirts of Bangui, Central African Republic.

Central African Republic mired in violence amid threat of genocide

A year of violence threatening the stability of the Central African Republic has escalated in recent weeks, leaving more than... Read more