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Dr Iain Greenshields(right) and Archbishop Justin Welby (left). Credit: Church of Scotland

“We hope to be with you soon”: Church Leaders on Postponed Ecumenical Visit to South Sudan

Jul 6, 2022

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland have, in separate messages, assured the people of God in South Sudan that their ecumenical pilgrimage that was postponed will be realized. 

Official logo and motto of Pope Francis’ Apostolic visit to the South Sudan in July 2022. Credit: Vatican Media

Nuncio to South Sudan Says Planned Ecumenical Visit “a moment of grace for all of us”

May 17, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in South Sudan has said that the planned ecumenical visit to the East-Central African nation is “a moment of grace” for the people of God in the country.

Fr. John Gbemboyo, Social Communication Coordinator at the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC). Credit: ACI Africa

Church in South Sudan Set “to intensify awareness campaigns” about Planned Ecumenical Trip

May 6, 2022

Catholic Bishops in South Sudan have agreed to spearhead campaigns aimed at making the people of God aware of the planned ecumenical visit in their respective Dioceses, a Catholic Priest serving at the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Pope Francis greets South Sudanese president Salva Kiir at the Vatican, April 11, 2019. | Vatican Media.

Pope Francis to Visit Two African Countries in July, Vatican Official Says

Mar 3, 2022

Pope Francis is expected to visit two African nations in a July trip that is to begin in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and then to South Sudan, an official at the Vatican has announced.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

“We await his visit with hope, anxiety”: South Sudanese Archbishop on Possible Papal Visit

Feb 23, 2022

The people of God in South Sudan await the possible pastoral visit by the Holy Father “with a lot of anxiety and hope”, the Archbishop of the country’s only Metropolitan See has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Pope Francis. Credit: Daniel Ibanez. / Archbishop Justin Welby. Credit: Lambeth Palace Picture Partnership.

Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury Expected to Visit South Sudan this Year: Reports

Feb 10, 2022

Pope Francis and the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury are expected to visit South Sudan to “encourage the peace process,” various media reports indicate.

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Justin Welby at the Casa Santa Marta on November 13, 2019 / Vatican Media

Creation of Unity Government in South Sudan a Precondition for Pope Francis’ Joint Visit

Nov 15, 2019

Three days after Pope Francis led Catholic faithful in praying for peace and reconciliation in South Sudan and expressed the hope to visit the East African country, the Holy Father has reconfirmed his desire to realize the trip to the world’s youngest country and disclosed that it would be a joint pastoral visit, together with the spiritual leader of the worldwide Anglican communion, Archbishop Justin Welby.