Juba, 21st November 2017. Let us join Pope Francis in praying for peace in South Sudan, President of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Sudan and South Sudan appeals to Christians.
Bishop Barani Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala appeals to Sudan and South Sudanese to also appreciate the Holy Father for choosing to pray for stability in the young nation.
He calls for an end to the ongoing conflict and great differences among South Sudan to realize harmony in the country.
Christians have either to go for mass at nearby parish, walk for peace, help the suffering and clean public places to honour the Pope while praying for South Sudan, the President of the Conference advises.
Bishop Hiiboro calls on the people of South Sudan to join the Holy Father in working for peace in the country.
He appeals to South Sudanese to look at one another with eyes of the love of God for lasting peace to prevail.
The Catholic Prelate spoke to CRN after knowing that the Pope will preside over prayer vigil for peace in South Sudan and DR Congo at St Peter’s Basilica on Thursday evening.
Sister Yudith Pereira-Rico, Associate Executive Director of Solidarity with South Sudan, says the celebration is a clear sign of the support of the Holy Father and the church.
She announces that there will also be a roundtable discussion in January on building peace in the two suffering African nations.
She discloses that the prayer and the roundtable discussion were a response to the request of president of Caritas South Sudan Bishop Erkolano Lodu to tell the world that people of the young country are suffering.