Cdata and html tags not displaying from XML

After searching high and low for solution, found the following:

<caption2><![CDATA[<font color=blue>“Called to Serve”</font>]]></caption2>

and thought all was well till i tried it…dont work.

The actual characters are displayed. Have text being rendered as HTML tried it without it. tried using escape characters instead of <> etc.

Any thoughts or snipets that have worked?..confused…lost.