Tonj, 02 February, 2023 / 10:28 pm (ACI Africa).
The realization of the ecumenical visit to South Sudan is a demonstration of the concern the church has for the people of God in South Sudan, a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) has told ACI Africa.
In a Tuesday, January 31 interview with ACI Africa, Fr. Kizito Busobozi reflection on the February 3-5 visit that Pope Francis is undertaking alongside the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields.
“This visit of the Pope, together with the other personalities shows the church is determined to continue working for peace and the wellbeing of the people of South Sudan through evangelization by bringing the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people,” Fr. Busobozi said.
He emphasized, “The Pope's visit means that the church’s top leadership loves the people of South Sudan and it respects them just as it respects other people of God in other parts of the world.”
“This visit could help the people of South Sudan to understand that the South Sudanese pain is the pain of the church, and their joy is the joy of the church,” he said, and added, “It means hope for the wellbeing of the people of South Sudan.”