The Pope’s “pilgrimage of peace” to South Sudan with leaders of the Anglican and Reformed traditions is the first of its kind in Christian history.
Pope, Archbishop to meet victims of war in South Sudan
Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Church of Scotland Moderator will meet people displaced by war in South Sudan and hear their stories in one of the high points of their visit to the struggling African nation.
The three Christian leaders, on an unprecedented “pilgrimage of peace”, will also take part in an open-air ecumenical prayer vigil at a mausoleum on Saturday for South Sudan’s liberation hero John Garang, with 50,000 people expected to attend.
The joint visit by leaders of the Roman Catholic, Anglican and Reformed traditions is the first of its kind in Christian history.
South Sudan, the world’s newest country, broke away from Sudan in 2011 but plunged into civil war in 2013 with ethnic groups turning on each other.