Juba, 27 May, 2022 / 9:20 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian Women in South Sudan who are members of the Sudan Council of Churches National Women Coordination desk (SSCC) are taking part in a three-day spiritual retreat with a focus on the planned ecumenical visit to the East-Central African nation.
In an interview with ACI Africa, the SSCC National Women Coordinator, Jackline Salathiel Ebere said the spiritual retreat that was to begin on Friday, May 27 would see the women fast and pray “in a closed room” for the successful visit of the church leaders set to visit South Sudan in July.
Christian women in South Sudan have agreed to prepare “spiritually by going on three-day fasting and prayer in a closed room to call upon God to give us the strength, spirit of reconciliation, forgiveness, love, and unity,” Mrs. Ebere told ACI Africa during the Wednesday, May 25 interview.
“We need prayers to enable God to give us the right way forward to pray for the church leaders as they come so that everything will be peaceful,” she said in reference to Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace.
Archbishop Welby and Rev. Wallace are to join Pope Francis in the final leg of his two-African-nation pastoral trip that is to begin in the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kinshasa, on July 2, and then to the city of Goma, the capital of North Kivu Province in Eastern DRC.