Juba, 05 June, 2022 / 10:20 am (ACI Africa).
The message of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) during the scheduled ecumenical visit at a camp in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, will be given by a child at the facility, a Catholic Priest involved in the preparations of the visit said in an interview.
In the interview with City Review Juba that was reported May 31, the General Coordinator for the Pope’s Visit to South Sudan also said that Pope Francis is expected to deliver a message that will bring consolation to IDPs in South Sudan.
“We have arranged that the message of the IDPs be delivered by a child because the Pope is always known to be very close to children,” Fr. Samuel Abe said.
On his part, Fr. Abe said, Pope Francis’ message “will highlight the plights of the IDPs.”
The South Sudanese Catholic Priest further said in reference to Pope Francis, “He will deliver a message of hope to them (IDPs), that they are not abandoned and that (their) situation will one day improve and they will go back to their homes.”