Pope Francis to join church leaders on ‘historic’ visit to South Sudan
He will travel with the Moderator of the Church of Scotland and the Archbishop of Canterbury in July.
By Lauren Gilmour
Pope Francis is to join the Archbishop of Canterbury and the new Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on a “historic” peace pilgrimage to South Sudan.
Taking place in July, the religious leaders have been invited by President Salva Kiir Mayardit.
They will meet with him and his five vice-presidents in Juba, the capital city.
Pope Francis, Most Rev Justin Welby and Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields will meet people living in a refugee camp and lead an open-air prayer vigil for peace.
They will also meet with local church leaders.
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