Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Pope Francis won’t go to South Sudan; proposed trip too dangerous

From Crux-

A proposed visit by Pope Francis to South Sudan, originally planned for the fall, has been postponed indefinitely.

Reports first appeared on Monday in the Italian daily Il Messaggero, stating the worsening security situation in the country made the proposed visit - which would have been an ecumenical event with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby - too dangerous to undertake.

In October 2016, Catholic Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro of Juba; Reverend Daniel Deng Bul Yak, Archbishop of the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan; and Reverend Peter Gai Lual Marrow, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan, traveled to Rome at the invitation of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, today part of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development.

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