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    Bishop of Bossangoa released after kidnapping in Central African Republic

Bishop of Bossangoa released after kidnapping in Central African Republic

By |17 April 2014|

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.

A short walk to freedom in Central African Republic

By |27 March 2014|

Over 41,000 people once sought sanctuary in the cathedral in Bossangoa from the conflict. Now they can return to their homes in safety. The fear has gone, but now the community must rebuild.

Central African Republic needs tools, shelter and medicine

By |26 March 2014|

People in the Central African Republic need tools, seeds, medicine, shelter and help getting their children back into school as they look to rebuild their lives after months of conflict.

Oasis of tolerance in Central African Republic

By |25 March 2014|

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.

Church protecting Muslims in Central African Republic

By |24 March 2014|

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.

Peacebuilding in Central African Republic

By |21 March 2014|

Caritas is working with Christian and Muslim religious leaders in the Central African Republic to bring communities together that have been ripped apart by conflict.
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    Every child back in school in Central African Republic is a victory

Every child back in school in Central African Republic is a victory

By |20 March 2014|

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.

Return to Central African Republic

By |14 March 2014|

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.
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    A game of two boots: Football match in CAR is solidarity in action

A game of two boots: Football match in CAR is solidarity in action

By |3 March 2014|

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.
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    Central African Republic archbishop condemns attacks on Muslims

Central African Republic archbishop condemns attacks on Muslims

By |18 February 2014|

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.
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    Nine faith photos to inspire hope in Central African Republic

Nine faith photos to inspire hope in Central African Republic

By |10 February 2014|

A human tragedy is unfolding in the Central African Republic. Conflict is tearing its social fabric apart. Christian and Muslim communities are praying for peace and reconciliation.

Time running out in Central African Republic

By |6 February 2014|

Peace is urgently needed in the Central African Republic as violence continues to drive communities apart and a food crisis looms.

Central African Republic gripped by fear

By |16 January 2014|

One million people have fled their homes in Central African Republic as conflict continues. Caritas is bringing aid and a message of peace.

Advent message of hope for Central African Republic

By |18 December 2013|

Central African Republic is marking first anniversary of rebeelion that has plunged the country into chaos. Despite the anarchy, the Bishop of Bossangoa is looking to Advent for hope.

Aid desperately needed in Central African Republic

By |12 December 2013|

Cheers rang out from the 40,000 people trapped in the Catholic Mission in Bossangoa as peacekeeping troops arrived. “It came as a huge relief,” said Fr. Alain Eouanzoui, the Vicar General of Bossangoa, “We believe the nightmare might soon be over.”

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