11/30/2015 Pope Francis tackles Central African Republic’s Christian-Muslim Divide

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

By choosing the travel to CAR, Pope Francis spotlighted the need for reconciliation between Christians and Muslims.

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Pope Francis arrived yesterday in the troubled nation of Central African Republic, the last part of his three-nation African tour.  While CAR has had bouts of political instability, the past two years have witnessed horrors that have plagued other nations  – explosive Muslim/Christian violence, along with targeted killing of people because of their faith and destruction of houses of worship.  Since late September, new fighting has led to nearly 100 deaths and 40,000 people being forced to flee their homes.

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