ACI Africa, Aug 18, 2023 / 16:50 pm
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who arrived in South Sudan on Aug. 14 for a four-day visit, comforted returnees and refugees in the Diocese of Malakal who were displaced by the Sudan war that started on April 15 and expressed the closeness of the Holy Father with them.
In his address to the returnees and refugees during his visit to the South Sudanese diocese on Aug. 15, Parolin thanked the local authorities and Bishop Stephen Nyodho Ador Majwok for facilitating the visit.
“I am very glad to be here and I thank the authorities and the bishop for having planned this visit to the place where you are staying, coming from Sudan,” Parolin told the returnees and refugees who gathered at their reception center in Malakal.
“We feel very sorry for … what happened to you in Sudan,” the cardinal said, adding: “We can do something also from our side; we are the Holy See, we are the Vatican, the moral voice very powerful in the international community.”