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  • Africans believed killed in area pope is to visit turn up safe

    • Nov 29, 2015

    NOTE: This is an updated version of a story posted earlier Sunday on the Crux site. BANGUI, Central African Republic — In an illustration of the fear and uncertainty that plague the war-torn Central African Republic, a local bishop on Sunday initially reported that three young people had been shot to

  • Pope arrives as ‘Pilgrim of Peace’ in war-torn Central African Republic

    Pope arrives as ‘Pilgrim of Peace’ in war-torn Central African Republic

    • Nov 29, 2015

    BANGUI, Central African Republic — Despite strong concerns about his personal safety voiced by local and international observers alike, Pope Francis landed Sunday in the war-ravaged Central African Republic, where militias have been causing havoc for the past two years in a conflict that’s caused at least 6,000 deaths. When

  • Pope Francis confirms Mexico trip, including stop at US border

    Pope Francis confirms Mexico trip, including stop at US border

    • Nov 25, 2015

    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE – Pope Francis confirmed on Wednesday that he plans to visit Mexico in February 2016, including a stop at Ciudad Juarez on the US/Mexican border, a gesture clearly intended to express the pontiff’s solidarity with immigrants making their way to America in search of opportunity. “I’m

  • Pope Francis heads to Africa amid conflicts, security worries

    Pope Francis heads to Africa amid conflicts, security worries

    • Nov 25, 2015

    ROME — Pope Francis begins a six-day trip to Africa Wednesday, visiting Kenya, Uganda, and the Central African Republic. It will be his first visit to the continent, and in his own words, he’s going to spread Jesus’ “message of reconciliation, forgiveness, and peace.” The pope will deliver 18 speeches

  • Francis’ message of tolerance is keenly relevant in Africa

    • Nov 24, 2015

    ROME — Pope Francis begins his first trip to Africa Wednesday with peace and reconciliation as cornerstones of his message to a continent that faces the challenge of growing religious fundamentalism. “We are living at a time when religious believers, and persons of good will everywhere, are called to foster

  • Despite violence, Pope Francis still plans to visit Central African Republic

    Despite violence, Pope Francis still plans to visit Central African Republic

    • Nov 19, 2015

    ROME — A Vatican spokesman confirmed Thursday that Pope Francis still plans to travel to the Central African Republic later this month, despite the risks associated with a bloody civil conflict still raging, as well as heightened security concerns related to the Paris terrorist attacks. The pontiff’s stop in Bangui,

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