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Pope Francis in the Central African Republic

Pope Francis just wrapped up a visit to Africa, which included a stop in Uganda and the Central African Republic. While he was in the CAR he appealed for the country's Christian and Muslim factions to stop the fighting, saying “"We are all brothers. We are all brothers." The Pope even visited a mosque in the country’s capital that had been besieged by Christian fighters. A religious and sectarian war has been waging in the CAR for the last two years and the Pope was accompanied by unprecedented security. We’ll take a look at what the Pope did and didn’t say on his Africa trip with Michael Murphy, director of Catholic Studies at Loyola University. (Photo: Associated Press/Jerome Delay)

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