Reports suggest an attack on Muslim rebels has led to revenge attacks on Christians in the capital Bangui

Bishop Nestor-Desire Nongo Aziagbia says that the Pope ‘responded positively’ to an invitation from the country’s bishops’ conference

Sixteen hostages handed over to Cameroonian troops after being kidnapped last month

Bishop Nestor-Désiré Nongo-Aziagbia had been kidnapped by Seleka Islamists

Bishop says he and three parish priests narrowly escaped being killed by Islamist rebels

Thousands of civilians take shelter in churches, but parishes struggling to cope

International community urged to help set up election body and investigate alleged crimes against humanity