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Pope Francis lands in South Sudan, fulfilling yearslong dream of visit to war-torn country

Posted on AllSides February 3rd, 2023
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Religion and Faith, Pope Francis, South Sudan
Vatican Media

Pope Francis on Friday became the first pope to visit South Sudan — fulfilling a yearslong hope to carry out an ecumenical trip to the war-torn country.

The pope has called his Feb. 3-5 visit to Juba, South Sudan’s capital, a “pilgrimage of peace.” His Anglican counterpart, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, along with the moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields, will visit the newest African nation together.

Pope Francis had spoken about the possibility of the trip as early as 2017, fewer than four years after the...

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