Will Pope Francis visit the fragile Central African Republic later this year?

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Bangui, Central African Republic, Mar 13, 2015 / 05:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archbishop of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, said on Thursday that Pope Francis will visit his country in November. The Pope has expressed his desire to visit the nation, which has been engaged in a civil war for more than two years, but the Holy See says nothing is yet official.

Armed conflict broke out in CAR in December 2012, and the country has since been gripped by violence between the mostly Muslim and foreign Seleka, and the largely Christian anti-balaka.

In a March 12 interview, Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui told the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need that Pope Francis will visit CAR this November, saying, “The papal visit is a sign of the goodness of God and a consolation. He is coming to us as a…

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