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By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Leaders of the European Union and Turkey were set to sign an agreement on Sunday offering Ankara cash and closer ties in return for help in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe, draft conclusions of their summit showed. Aware of a sense of desperation in Europe for a solution to a crisis that has called into question the future of its passport-free travel zone, Ankara has been driving a hard bargain. "Both sides will ... with immediate effect, step up their active cooperation on migrants..., preventing travel to Turkey and the EU, ensuring ... readmission provisions and swiftly returning migrants who are not in need of international protection to their countries of origin," the draft said.
Pope Francis brought a message of peace to divided Central African Republic on Sunday, visiting people displaced by months of bloody sectarian violence and calling for unity. "I come to the Central African Republic as a pilgrim of peace and as an apostle of hope," the 78-year-old pontiff said on arriving in one of Africa's poorest and most unstable countries for a 24-hour visit fraught with safety concerns. Crowds burst into cheers and singing as his plane touched down in Bangui from Uganda on the final leg of his three-country tour of Africa, which he hailed as "the continent of hope." He began his visit Wednesday in Kenya.