Pope Francis wants to visit South Sudan
by Gavin Drake
Source: Anglican Communion News Service
During a meeting with South Sudanese church leaders, including Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan, Pope Francis said that he wanted to visit the world’s newest country. South Sudan has been hit by wave after wave of violent conflict after it gained independence from Sudan in 2011. Yesterday (Thursday), Archbishop Daniel joined his Catholic and Presbyterian counterparts, Archbishop of Juba Paolino Lukudu Loro, and Moderator Peter Gai Lual Marrow at the Vatican for a private audience with Pope Francis.