Pope’s envoy in South Sudan in pursuit of peace-building

Posted July 21, 2016 2:42 pm by Editor

Pope’s envoy in South Sudan in pursuit of peace-building

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a special envoy to South Sudan to urge for an end to violence in the country and to help establish dialogue and trust between the warring parties.
Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, travelled to the capital Juba this week to give support to the Archbishop and to meet with the country’s leaders.
He carried with him a letter from the Pope for President Salva Kiir and one for Vice President Riek Machar who are historic enemies and represent the different ethnic groups.
For almost a year, South Sudan has been

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