'Pontiff will be safe in Africa' CAR assures

CAR has assured the safety of pope Francis during his visit to Africa

Pope Francis

The Government of Central African Republic, CAR, has assured the Vatican that Pope Francis will be safe during his visit to Africa. The pope has plans to visit the continent later this month.

The political and religious leaders have also done everything within their powers to make sure the pope's visit was a hitch-free one. The pope is scheduled to arrive in Africa on the 28th and 29th of November and a lot of concern has been raised due to the issues of intensifying violence between Muslim rebels and Christian militias in the Central African Republic which has led to the death of dozens.

The CAR government felt the need to assure the pontiff when there were indications that the visit could be cancelled.

“The government has put in place a plan to secure the pope’s visit,” Gen. Chrysostome Sambia, Minister of Public Security, said in a statement.

The Deputy Archishop for Bangui, in an interview with newsmen, Jésus Dembele said, “I will do my very best to ensure the visit is well-implemented.”

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