Pope to end Africa trip with mosque visit in besieged enclave

November 30, 2015 03:08

BANGUI - Pope Francis, ending a three-nation African tour, on Monday will visit a mosque in a besieged Muslim enclave in the Central African Republic capital, in an effort to bridge the religious divide in a nation racked by three years of violence.

Thousands have died, and hundreds of thousands have been displaced in clashes that have split the country along religious lines.Healing rifts between Christian and Muslim communities has been a theme throughout Francis's first visit to the continent, which has also taken him to Kenya and Uganda.

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