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South Sudan’s bishops decry slow implementation of peace agreement

January 29, 2016

Concluding an extraordinary meeting in Rome, the bishops of South Sudan criticized belligerents in the nation’s civil war for their slow implementation of an August peace agreement.

“The way the parties to the agreement are dragging their feet in the process of implementation gives an impression that they signed the peace out of pressure and not because they have seen the suffering of their people,” the bishops said in their January 25 statement, according to the Catholic Information Service for Africa.

The nation of 12.3 million, which became independent in 2011 and has suffered from civil war since 2013, is 40% Catholic.

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