Pope Francis has been brave in his visit to the Central African Republic where there were many security concerns. He has made an appeal to peace and has talked about forgiveness and reconciliation and the power of prayer to people who have suffered the horrors of war and violence. He celebrated an advance of the […]

Close to half of the Central African Republic population are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to a senior United Nations official who informed to the Security Council about the “greatly deteriorated” situation in the country following a spate of attacks on 5 December that had triggered further unrest.

In his first Christmas Message Urbi et Orbi from the Vatican Pope Francis made an appeal for peace, calling believers and non believers to be united in this purpose. “All united, either by prayer or by desire. But all of us, for peace,” he said.

“And so we ask the risen Jesus, who turns death into life, to change hatred into love, vengeance into forgiveness, war into peace. Yes, Christ is our peace, and through him we implore peace for all the world.Peace for the Middle East, and particularly between Israelis and Palestinians, who struggle to find the road of […]