Juba, 06 February, 2023 / 9:32 pm (ACI Africa).
In his encounter with Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) during his second day in South Sudan, Pope Francis urged respect for and protection of women.
Addressing some 2,500 IDPs alongside the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Rev. Dr. Iain Greenshields, in Juba on February 4, the Holy Father said the future of South Sudan depends on how women are treated.
“If mothers and women receive the proper opportunities, through their industriousness and their natural gift of protecting life, they will have the ability to change the face of South Sudan, to give it a peaceful and cohesive development!” Pope Francis said.
He added, “I ask all the people of these lands to ensure that women are protected, respected, valued and honored.”
Credit: ACI Africa