Sunday, February 5, 2023

Pope Addresses Displaced People in South Sudan; Says He Shares Suffering, Urges a Better Future

 Pope Francis joined other Christian leaders yesterday (Feb. 4, 2023) in meeting with internally displaced people in South Sudan, saying he shares their suffering, and urging them to be protagonists in building a better future for the country, the Crux website reports. 

Speaking to those present in Juba's Freedom Hall, the pope said he had long wanted to visit, and that he had come "to express to you all my closeness, all my affection..."

He added, "We would like to give wings to your hope."

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