Tonj, 16 January, 2023 / 8:20 pm (ACI Africa).
South Sudanese have been urged to profit from the planned visit of Pope Francis to their country to get reconciled with one another.
Speaking at a January 12 preparatory meeting ahead of the ecumenical visit, Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala reflected on the February 3-5 trip that the Holy Father is to undertake alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields.
“Now that the Holy Father and other religious leaders are coming to visit us in South Sudan, let's take advantage of the visit to be reconciled and be united to make peace reign in South Sudan,” Bishop Hiiboro said during the meeting that was held at the Sudan Catholic Bishops Conference (SCBC) Secretariat in Juba.
He added, “We are very happy and excited to receive him with all our hearts because we are spiritually set to welcome them because they are coming with the messages of peace and hope for us.”
The Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) in South Sudan called upon the people of God in South Sudan to “continue with preparations to welcome the Holy Father.”