CAR / POPE

30-Nov-2015 00:00:47
Pope Francis wrapped up his six-day visit to Africa in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) marking the first time in the modern era a Pope had set foot in an active conflict zone. MINUSCA
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STORY: CAR / POPE
TRT: 0:47
SOURCE: MINUSCA
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: FRENCH/NATS
DATELINE: 29-30 NOVEMBER 2015, BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
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1. Wide shot, arrival of the Pope Francis at Bangui’s cathedral
2. Wide shot, Pope Francis at Bangui’s cathedral
3. Med shot, Pope Francis at Bangui’s cathedral
4. Med shot, Pope Francis enter Bangui’s cathedral
5. Wide shot, Pope Francis with the Central African people at Bangui’s cathedral
6. Med shot, parishioners at Bangui’s cathedral
7. Med shot, clergy departing alter at Bangui’s cathedral
8. Med shot, Pope Francis meeting and blessing the senior officials of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA) at the Nunciature
9. Med shot, Pope Francis saying thank you to MINUSCA Force and Police at the Nunciature
10. Med shot, Pope Francis shaking hands with the MINUSCA Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG)
11. Med shot, arrival of the Pope Francis Barthelemy Baganda Stadium
12. Wide shot, thousands of people attend Pope Francis Mass on Monday at the Barthelemy Baganda Stadium
13. Med shot, attendees dancing and singing at Barthelemy Baganda Stadium
14. Med shot, attendees dancing and singing at Barthelemy Baganda Stadium
15. Wide shot, MINUSCA Force securing Pope Francis visit in Bangui
16. Close-up, MINUSCA Force in Bangui during the Pope Francis visit
17. Med shot, Pope Francis waving to audience in Barthelemy Baganda Stadium.
18. Wide shot, outside Barthelemy Baganda Stadium during Pope Francis Mass
19. Wide shot, Bangui M’Poko International Airport before Pope Francis departure
20. Med shot, Bangui M’Poko International Airport before Pope Francis departure
21.Wide shot, Bangui Bangui M’Poko International Airport before Pope Francis departure
22.Close-up, Bangui M’Poko International Airport before Pope Francis departure
23.Wide shot, Pope Francis departure from Bangui M’Poko International Airport
24.Wide shot, Pope Francis waving and blessing Central African Republic before entering his plane
STORYLINE
Pope Francis wrapped up his six-day visit to Africa in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) marking the first time in the modern era a pope had set foot in an active conflict zone.

The United Nations brought in 250 additional peacekeepers from Côte d’Ivoire over and above those already stationed in the Central African Republic (CAR) to help the authorities provide security for Pope Francis’s two-day visit to Bangui, the war-ravaged country’s capital.

As well as bringing in the special unit, which will remain for another eight weeks, the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (INUSCA) also helped build the pope-mobile that Francis used during his visit, which ended on Monday (30 Nov).

In a statement, MINUSCA said it was pleased to see that the Pope delivered messages of peace and reconciliation to members of the Christian and Muslim communities including victims of violence in a country that has been torn apart by more than two years of fighting between the mainly Muslim Séléka group and the mainly Christian anti-Balaka movement.

The Pope ended his trip with a visit to the mosque in a Muslim enclave known PK5, where he called for peace between Christians and Muslims, after which crowds followed him to the Bangui Stadium where he officiated a mass.

Last week, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) called on the warring groups to use the visit to rebuild national reconciliation after renewed violence since September triggered an 18 per cent increase in internally displaced persons (IDPs) to 447,500.

Hundreds of thousands more are estimated to have fled abroad in the fighting, which has killed thousands since it first erupted in early 2013.

MINUSCA, set up in April 2014 to help restore stability peace after a breakdown of governmental authority, currently maintains nearly 11,000 uniformed personnel in the country.

Also on Monday, MINUSCA announced that its Force Commander, Major General Martin Chuma Tumenta of Cameroon, passed away. He had been on medical leave for the past month back home.
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