|“The Pope’s visit to South Sudan has been long awaited and is highly anticipated. Above all, it will bring hope and comfort to a people who are suffering”.
To reinforce these hopes, yesterday Solidarity with South Sudan organised a prayer vigil on the eve of the Pope’s 40th apostolic journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan, at the Basilica of St Bartholomew on the Island, in Rome.
“The Pope’s visit to South Sudan has been long awaited and is highly anticipated. Above all, it will bring hope and comfort to a people who are suffering. The Holy Father’s expression of closeness and tenderness will remind the people that God accompanies them in their suffering and that they are not alone. We also hope that his visit will bring renewed international attention to the suffering of the people and that it will also stir the hearts of those engaged in violence and selfish political corruption to undertake a profound conversion and seek another way forward for this deeply troubled country” (Fr. David Gentry)
Read the full interview with Fr. David Gentry, Mission Promoter of Solidarity with South Sudan, given to Vatican News (in italian): https://www.vaticannews.va/it/chiesa/news/2023-01/una-veglia-di-preghiera-alla-vigilia-del-viaggio-del-papa.html
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31 January 2023
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