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    Pope Francis Ends African Tour in Bangui

    He’s gone where most dare not tread. The pontiff visited one of the world’s most dangerous neighborhoods in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui, which has been plagued by religious violence. He entered the PK5 district — flanked by U.N. peacekeepers — where Muslims have taken refuge from Christian militias. Throughout his six-day African tour, Francis has called for an end to religious conflict, noting that “peace without love, friendship and tolerance is nothing.” Though many Africans say they appreciate the message, they worry it may not get through to political leaders.

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