Aboard the papal plane, 21 June, 2022 / 10:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has assured the people of God in the East-Central African nation of Pope Francis’ determination to realize the previously scheduled ecumenical visit that he is to undertake alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace.
In a Saturday, June 18 Interview with ACI Africa, Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin urged citizens of the world’s youngest nation not to get discouraged following the decision to postpone the ecumenical visit and instead continue preparing to receive the three church leaders.
“Our people should not get discouraged and there is no discouragement in this case because the Holy Father is determined to come with his colleagues and friends,” Archbishop Ameyu said told ACI Africa on the sidelines of an ecumenical prayer session.
The South Sudanese Archbishop added in reference to the Holy Father, “Be patient because he is seeing your sufferings and he will respond to your suffering as well as liberating you from the sufferings.”
“You must always be faithful and appeal to God because in prayer we are stronger,” the Local Ordinary of Juba Archdiocese who doubles as the Apostolic Administrator of Torit Diocese further said.