Pope Francis Visits One of Africa's Most Dangerous Areas

The head of the Roman Catholic Church visits the war-torn capital of the Central African Republic.
1:38 | 11/30/15

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Jonathan Karl, thank you. Next to Africa. Pope Francis is visiting one of the country's most dangerous spots. The war torn capital of the central african republic. There are the usual sights of crowds cheering and these images as well. Heavily armed soldiers lining the route. David Wright is traveling with the pope. Reporter: Declaring himself a pilgrim of peace, he is the first pope in recent memory to visit a war zone. He is here as the pastor of the church and he is trying to broker a peace deal with Christians and muslims. They have been locked in a bloody conflict for the past few years a civil war that pits neighbor against neighbor, kills thousands and forces 1 million people from their homes. Getting the messages out throughout the central african republic will really have a powerful impact. Reporter: Today under heavy guard, pope Francis ventured into a camp of those displaced. This is something you don't tend to see a pallpal events. Those in jackets and ak-48s, watching the backs of those here to watch the pope. A grenade here is cheaper than a bottle of Coca-Cola. Today, he drove through the streets in the popemobile. Unfazed. Calling on them to put their their weapons and seek peace. Tom? David Wright traveling with the pope, thank you.

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