|On the agenda in Juba is a meeting with the President of the Republic, Salva Kiir, in the afternoon followed by a meeting with the First Vice President, Riek Machar. In the evening, a meeting with the country’s bishops is scheduled. On 6 July, one of the most significant moments of the trip to South Sudan will take place: the visit to the Bentiu camp among displaced people living in difficult conditions, with poor water and hygiene services. Cardinal Parolin will celebrate a Mass for them, and then meet UN representatives and the governor. On 7 July there will be a Mass in John Garang Mausoleum Park, a memorial dedicated to the leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army and first vice president of Sudan following the peace agreements. It is the same place where the Pope was to celebrate Mass. The Secretary of State will bless the foundation stone of the new Apostolic Nunciature in Juba and meet clergy and religious. At the end of the trip, there will be a visit to the Catholic University and to the Children’s Centre in Usratuna, a place where people belonging to different religions collaborate for the integration of disabled children and the training of their families. On the afternoon of the 8 July, the Cardinal will depart for Rome, where he is scheduled to arrive the following day.
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05 July 2022
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