A Central African Republic bishop said that he fears that the fight going on in Bangui city will adversely affect the visit of Pope Francis to be taken place in November. Pope Francis is expected to tour Bangui in Central African Republic, Nairobi in Kenya and Kampala in Uganda.
Bishop Nestor-Desire Nongo Aziagbia of the Bossangoa, vice president of the country’s bishops’ conference, said that the violence in Bangui city, which is reported to have killed 36 people, are deeply threatening the peace. “The situation in Bangui is a matter of great concern. If stability is not re-established, that might affect a number of things, including the papal visit,” said Bishop Nongo Aziagbia. “We’re praying for reason, peace and understanding” he added.
The violence started in Bangui on Saturday after the body of a Muslim taxi driver was found outside a mosque Muslim prominent area.