Pope Francis says he wants to visit South Sudan

October 28, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] During a meeting with South Sudanese church leaders, including Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan, Pope Francis said that he wanted to visit the world’s newest country. South Sudan has been hit by wave after wave of violent conflict after it gained independence from Sudan in 2011. On Oct. 27,Deng Bul joined his Roman Catholic and Presbyterian counterparts, Archbishop of Juba Paolino Lukudu Loro, and Moderator Peter Gai Lual Marrow, at the Vatican for a private audience with Pope Francis.

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