At meeting with Pontiff, Christian leaders of South Sudan renew commitment to peace
October 27, 2016
Pope Francis met on October 27 with a group of Christian religious leaders from South Sudan, to discuss prospects for ending the country’s bloody civil war.
A brief Vatican statement released after the meeting said that the participants “reiterated their willingness to journey together and work with renewed hope and mutual trust.” The Christian leaders said that they wished to serve “the deepest aspirations of the population, which keenly thrists for a secure life and a better future.”
Following the meeting with the Pontiff, Rev. Peter Gai Lual Marrow, a Presbyterian leader, said that Pope Francis had agreed “in principle” to visit South Sudan.
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