Bishop Nestor Azagbya Nongo of Bossangoa and three diocesan priests were kidnapped on 16 April in Batangafo in the Central African Republic by former-Seleka rebels. They were freed by African peacekeepers as they were being taken to Chad.
Conflict has gripped the Central African Republic for over a year. In recent months Muslims have been particulalrly targeted. The Caritas supported Inter-faith platform travels to Bangassou, where Christian and Muslim are still co-existing.
Tens of thousands of Muslims have been forced from their homes in the central African Republic. The Catholic Church is often habouring them and organising their evacuation to saftey like in the town of Berberati.
Caritas Internationalis is launching a huge recovery effort in the Central African Republic after months of turmoil have left the country devastated. Caritas has launched an appeal to provide food, shelter, education and healthcare to those in need inside the country.
A photographer makes a return to Central Africain Republic and to Bossangoa after his first visit five months ago. He cathches up with two women who have had their lives irrevocably changed by the violence in the country.
A pair of boots, a new ball and four decades of service make CAR football match. Orphans looked after by the Oblate sisters in Bangui, Central African Republic played a football match with a difference on Saturday – they had a new ball.
Thousands of Muslim families are being forced from their homes in the Central Africain Republic. Msgr Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Archbishop of Bangui and Caritas Central African President says attacks must end.