Khartoum, 22 May, 2023 / 9:25 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has urged the international community to “spare no effort” in pushing for dialogue between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to bring an end to war in Sudan where he says “situation continues to be grave”.
The Holy Father who was speaking after the Regina Caeli prayers Sunday, May 21 prayed for peace in the Northeastern African nation, and renewed his “heartfelt” appeal to the parties in conflict to lay down their respective arms.
“I renew a heartfelt call for the laying down of arms and call on the international community to spare no effort to make dialogue prevail and alleviate the suffering of the people,” Pope Francis said about the war in Sudan that broke out on April 15.
The Holy Father added, “It is sad, but one month after the outbreak of violence in Sudan, the situation continues to be grave.”
More than one million people have reportedly been displaced in Sudan as fighting continues, Reuters reported on May 19.