Juba, 01 June, 2022 / 10:20 am (ACI Africa).
Church leaders in South are to organize ecumenical prayer sessions aimed at fostering reconciliation in the country ahead of the pastoral visit of Pope Francis alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace.
In a May 28 Interview with Radio Bakhita, Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin said, “There will be reconciliation prayer so that all of us are reconciled before the Holy Father comes.”
“I know we have had a problem in the Catholic Church before, but now people are working together and greeting each other,” Archbishop Ameyu said, making reference to the July 5-7 ecumenical visit.
The Local Ordinary of Juba Archdiocese who doubles as the Apostolic Administrator of Torit Diocese said an ecumenical prayer session has been scheduled to take place at John Garang Mausoleum, the same venue that the ecumenical prayer service by Pope Francis, Archbishop Welby, and Rev. Wallace will be held on July 6.
The Holy Father has also been scheduled to preside over Holy Mass at the same venue on the last day of the South Sudan ecumenical visit.