Pope's Central Africa trip still on cards despite violence

Rice, oil and salt is delivered to the Pope Jean XIII camp, where internally displaced people are living following recent violence in the capital, on October 6, 2015Pope Francis’s visit to the violence-hit Central African Republic (CAR) remains “on the programme”, the Vatican said Monday, but the trip planned for late November would have to be cancelled if fighting in the capital intensifies. Francis greatly desires to go there,” the Vatican’s deputy spokesman Ciro Benedettini told AFP. At least 61 people were killed and over 300 injured in sectarian clashes in late September in Bangui before UN and French peacekeeping forces intervened to restore calm.

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