Pope Francis in South Sudan 2022

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Pan Ngath Orphanage (run by the Missionary Sisters of Charity) in Rumbek, South Sudan.

One year after papal visit, South Sudan still plagued by violence

Feb 16, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

More than a year after Pope Francis visited South Sudan, the country is still plagued with high levels of violent... Read more

Pope Francis is pictured in St. Peter’s Basilica on Pentecost Sunday, June 5, 2022.

Pope Francis’ July trip to Africa postponed for health reasons

Jun 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope was due to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan on July 2-7. Read more

Pope Francis and the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at the Vatican on Oct. 5, 2021.

Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury say South Sudan trip will be a ‘pilgrimage of peace’

May 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

"In anticipation of our pilgrimage of peace this coming summer, we look forward to visiting your great country.” Read more

Pope Francis boards the papal plane before a visit to Iraq March 5, 2021.

On South Sudan trip, Pope Francis will not see ‘peace realized, but peace persisting,’ bishop says

Apr 22, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“There are no major risks” to Pope Francis’ safety in South Sudan, Bishop Christian Carlassare said. Read more