Central African Republic – “Peace is still a long way away”

By Eva-Maria Kolmann, ACN International Adapted by, Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   Montreal, June 4, 2014 – The Prior of the Carmelite Monastery in Bangui, Father Federico Trinchero, calls for a quick resolution of the conflict in the Central African Republic.   Talking to the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in […]

Central African Republic: “Suddenly there were two thousand people at the door”

Just recently Pope Francis said that the Church should be a “field hospital”. In the Central African Republic this is now everyday routine. Thousands of people have sought shelter in the mission stations and monasteries. The Carmelite monastery in the capital Bangui has also turned into a refugee camp. Normally the monastery is a place […]