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Pope calls for ethnic, religious conciliation on historic African visit

Nov 30, 2015 Pope Francis recently kick started his historic tour to Africa by seeking to heal Christian-Muslim divisions in the continent.

His visit, which will see him touch Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic, all of which have suffered the bite of Muslim-Christian strife.

Speaking soon after his arrival in Kenya, Pope Francis said:

“Experience shows that violence, conflict and terrorism feed on fear, mistrust, and the despair born of poverty and frustration. Ultimately, the struggle against these enemies of peace and prosperity must be carried on by men and women who fearlessly believe in, and bear honest witness to, the great spiritual and political values which inspired the birth of the nation.”

The pontiff also called for responsible economic development to protect nature for the future generations.

“In effect, there is a clear link between the protection of nature and the building of a just and equitable social order. There can be no renewing of our relationship with nature without a renewing of humanity itself,”

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