Pope Francis arrives in the Central African Republic, a country that has been wracked by religious strife. Militant militias from Christian and Muslim faiths clash frequently. Nearly one million Central Africans have fled the bloodshed.
During his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh, the pope is pushing for "the wealth of our differences" to be part of the conversations between religions. Some in Germany see the Pope's approach as part of a long-term trend.
The president to the Central African Republic, Faustin Touadera, says young people in his country need vision and hope to stop them fleeing to Europe.
UN peacekeepers have not adequately protected Central African citizens from brutal attacks. But Prime Minister Simplice Sarandji praised their mission in an exclusive DW interview and voiced hope for reconciliation.
As the situation in the Central African Republic deteriorates, Archbishop Nzapalainga says the conflict isn't between Muslims and Christians. Rather faith is being manipulated in the struggle for power.
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