- Oct 30, 2020
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.
The Central African Interfaith Peacebuilding Partnership, or CIPP. is led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and aims to build reconciliation in the country. COVID-19 is threatening the fragile stability of the country.
Fears are growing that the Central African Republic could experience an upsurge of violence has it prepares for presidential elections later this year. The conflict in the country has led to an increase in mental health problems, especially among the young.
It took three surgeries and hundreds of man-hours but Ervina and Prefina, two-year-old conjoined twins from the Central African Republic, were successfully separated in the pope’s pediatric hospital in Rome, the institution announced Tuesday.
Peace has been a difficult goal to achieve in the Central African Republic.