Vatican City, Apr 16, 2023 / 08:30 am
Pope Francis asked people to pray for Sudan on Sunday, that the country’s rival military factions might lay down their weapons and pursue peace.
“I am following with concern the events unfolding in Sudan,” he said April 16 from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square.
“I am close to the Sudanese people, already so tried, and I invite you to pray so that they might lay down their arms and pick up the path of peace and harmony,” he added.
The pope invited prayers for the African country after leading the Regina Caeli, a Marian antiphon he prays publicly on each Sunday of the Easter season.