Yambio, South Sudan, May 3, 2019 / 16:10 pm
The president of the Sudanese Bishops' Conference said he believes peace in South Sudan is possible, but the process will take patience and humility from both the leaders of the country the local communities.
Bishop Eduardo Kussala of Tombura-Yambio said the conference is grateful for and encouraged by the pope's meeting with the leaders of opposing groups in South Sudan.
"We have tried to keep the momentum, to continue to work harder and make sure peace is actually in this country….It has again energized us" to serve the leaders and the people, he told CNA.
In April, South Sudan President Salva Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar met with the pope during a retreat at the Vatican. The pope hosted the retreat specifically for the leaders. In an unusual gesture, he kissed their feet as he pled for peace in the nation.