- Jan 21, 2021
Calling for peace in the Central African Republic, local bishops have argued that the country has “suffered too much from external plots with local complicities” to not work together to foster a lasting peace.
Catholic bishops in the Central African Republic warned of food shortages and a refugee exodus, as two-thirds of the country was in rebel control in early January.
Bishop Juan José Aguirre of Bangassou, Central African Republic, says the city “is paralyzed” by post-election violence.
Polish Capuchin Franciscan missionaries have opened the first music school in the Central African Republic in hopes of preventing children from being drafted into paramilitary groups.
Catholic bishops in the Central African Republic warned most of their country is in the hands of armed bands and “ferocious mercenaries” and urged voters to find candidates who can free it “from oppression, misery and ignorance” in upcoming elections.
Pope Francis on Thursday baptized conjoined twins who had been separated at a Vatican-owned hospital in June.