Perspectives Daily – 16,000 People Take Refuge at St. Mary Cathedral in South Sudan

Posted May 3, 2017 11:40 pm by Noel Ocol

Let’s first begin in Rome, where the Pope addressed the pilgrims at his weekly General Audience. He spoke of his visit to Egypt and reaffirmed his mutual commitment to unity and prayed for the victims of the recent attacks.
Here now is the summary direct from Rome.
As many as 16,000 displaced people filled St. Mary Catholic Cathedral in the South Sudan, hoping that the church would keep them safe, as their country spirals into greater violence.
When civil war ripped apart South Sudan’s democracy in 2013, residents of the country watched the violence escalate and spread. Although tensions had been building for months,

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