25 December 2014 - Bangui - Central African Republic
On the 25th of December 2014, Christians from Bangui celebrated Christmas as usual. Many of them went to the “Cathedral Notre-Dame of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception”, which is close to the city center. This massive building, made of red bricks, was built in 30’s and is the biggest religious building in the Central African capital.
This Christmas celebration took place after two years of conflict opposing Séléka and Anti-Balaka. At this time, the capital was going through almost daily conflict resurgence. This celebration, which gathered believers and also blue helmets, was a perfect empirical object to demonstrate the trivialization of the conflict in the Central African society.