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Pope Francis greets South Sudanese president Salva Kiir at the Vatican, April 11, 2019.

South Sudan security concerns remain high as peace process takes a step forward

After a newly formed unity government for South Sudan was sworn in last week, security concerns in the world’s newest... Read more

Pope Francis greets South Sudanese president Salva Kiir at the Vatican, April 11, 2019.

South Sudan president: I was ‘almost trembling’ as Pope Francis begged me to make peace

In an unprecedented gesture last month, Pope Francis kissed the feet of several South Sudanese leaders, who were visiting the... Read more

Pope Francis greets South Sudanese president Salva Kiir at the Vatican, April 11, 2019.

Pope Francis: Peace is possible in South Sudan

Pope Francis Thursday told the formerly warring leaders of South Sudan that peace is possible in their fledgling country through... Read more

A ditch filled with sewage and garbage in a street of South Sudan.

Bishop rejects South Sudan president's day of prayer as a political move

The call by South Sudan's president for a national day of prayer was met with derision by one of the... Read more