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On the flight from Bangui to Rome, the pope addressed questions on COP21, Vatileaks, Islam

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No one is served by rhetoric that suggests that pro-lifers have “incited” this violence.

It is most fitting that this visit occurred as Christians begin Advent, the season of preparation for God entering into the chaos of humanity.

Many images stick in my mind of the public outrage expressed since Chicago police released video of one if its officers pumping 16 shots into an African American teen.

Pope Francis put peace and reconciliation in the CAR at the center of international attention by his visit here, during which he sought to create the conditions for this by, among other things, opening the Jubilee Year of Mercy in Bangui’s cathedral.

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Camillian Father Bernard Kinvi directs the hospital at the Catholic mission in Bossemptele, northwestern Central African Republic. When brutal sectarian violence erupted in the country in 2013, Father Kinvi saved the lives of hundreds of besieged Muslims, whom he gathered from their homes and sheltered in the Catholic church.


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