Yei, 11 May, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Yei in South Sudan has called for prayers for the success of the planned ecumenical visit to the East-Central African nation.
In a Wednesday, May 11 interview with ACI Africa, Mons. Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo said the success of the visit by the Holy Father to the country is for the good of the people of God in South Sudan.
“Pray for the coming of the Holy Father, that his visit be successful because it is fruitful to us as the people of God in this Country,” Mons. Lodiong said.
The South Sudanese Bishop-elect added in reference to the violent conflict in South Sudan since December 2013, “Pope Francis loves us; he wants to see our country coming back to peace.”
Pope Francis is expected to arrive in South Sudan on July 5 in his two-African-nation pastoral trip that is to begin in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on July 2.