Juba, 05 December, 2022 / 10:08 pm (ACI Africa).
The planned Papal ecumenical visit to South Sudan that the Holy See confirmed on December 1 signals the possibility for peace and reconciliation in the world’s youngest nation, a Catholic Missionary Nun in the country has said.
In an interview with ACI Africa, Sr. Elena Balatti reflected on the Ecumenical Pilgrimage to be undertaken by Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields, from February 3-5.
“This ecumenical pilgrimage by Pope Francis, Archbishop Welby, and Moderator Iain is a signal that peace and reconciliation are possible in South Sudan,” Sr. Balatti said during the December 2 interview.
The announcement that the visit that had been postponed will realized is “already a message of peace and reconciliation itself”, the member of the Comboni Missionary Sisters (CMS) further said.
She added, “People have high expectations from the visit of the Church leaders because it’s a good sign to bring the people of South Sudan together.”