Vatican City, Dec 11, 2022 / 08:35 am
Pope Francis said Sunday he is concerned about recent deadly clashes in the northern part of South Sudan.
“I follow with sorrow and concern the news from South Sudan about the violent clashes of the past few days,” he said Dec. 11 at the end his Sunday Angelus message.
Pope Francis is scheduled to travel to South Sudan’s capital city, Juba, in just under eight weeks.
“Let us pray to the Lord for peace and national reconciliation, so that the attacks may cease and that civilians may always be respected,” Francis said Sunday, after violence broke out in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, in the northeastern part of the country, last week.