- Jul 12, 2020
Pope Francis sent a video message inaugurating the opening of a refurbished and expanded pediatric medical center in Bangui, Central African Republic.
Foreign interests are undermining the peace in the Central African Republic, according to the country’s top Catholic.
As the first round of discussions during the Synod of Bishops comes to a close, much of the discussion has consisted of apologies for Church failures and attention to migration, with special mention that it is young people who often make the difficult choice to leave home.
Religion is now being used to “sow hatred” and “divide the country” in the Central African Republic, according to the nation’s Catholic bishops and Islamic religious leaders.
Militants killed a Roman Catholic priest this week in Bangui, the violence-wracked capital of the Central African Republic where Catholic and other faith leaders had made headway recently mediating between factions.
A priest was among at least 16 people killed Tuesday as new sectarian violence targeted a church, mosques and health facilities in Central African Republic’s capital.