Salva Kiir

Pietro Cardinal Parolin and President Salva Kiir. Credit: Office of the President - Republic of South Sudan/Facebook

Wage War for “peace and development”: Vatican Secretary to South Sudanese Authorities

Jul 7, 2022

The Vatican Secretary of State who is currently visiting South Sudan has told authorities in the East-Central African that the only “necessary fight” should be the one toward “peace and development”.

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.

President Salva Kiir Mayardit with members of the delegation from the Sant’Egidio community, led by its Secretary-General, Dr. Paolo Impagliazzo and Professor Andrea Bartholi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Rome-Based Lay Catholic Association Meets South Sudan’s President Over Peace Process

Feb 3, 2022

The leadership of the Rome-based lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community, has met with South Sudan’s President to discuss the peace process in the East-Central African nation. 

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

Murder of Catholic Nuns, Others “lies squarely on Holdout Groups”: South Sudan's President

Aug 17, 2021

The killing of two Catholic Nuns alongside three other civilians following the Monday, August 16 bus ambush along Juba-Nimule Road is the responsibility of “the Holdout Groups”, the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, has said, making reference to the non-signatories to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).

President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit

South Sudan President Pleads with Church Leaders to be Vocal about “peace accord” document

Nov 5, 2019

With key issues of contention between the parties in South Sudan protracted conflict unresolved just a week to November 12 deadline for the formation of a unity government as stipulated in a September 2018 peace accord, the President of the world’s youngest nation, Salva Kiir Mayardit has pleaded with Church leaders to be vocal about the peace document dubbed the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).