Program of the Papal Visit to South Sudan Released
NCMP – His Eminence The administration announced on Thursday that Pope Francis would visit South Sudan from January 31st to February 5th, 2023.
Earlier, the Foreign Affairs Ministry asked all diplomatic and consular missions, as well as international and regional organizations accredited to the Republic of South Sudan, to attend the event, which is set to take place in Juba.
His Holiness will be joined by religious leaders from the Catholic community as well as the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland, according to the Director of the Holy See Press Office.
It should be remembered that the pope’s visit was initially intended for the summer of 2022, but had to be rescheduled owing to his ill health.
His Holiness will travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo from January 31 to February 3, 2023, to visit Kinshasa, and then to Juba, South Sudan, from February 3 to 5, 2023, with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, according to a portion of the Holy See Press release.
“Pope Francis will meet with officials from charity organizations, meet with clergy, meet with internally displaced people, and lead a prayer service in South Sudan,” according to a press release from the Holy See.
The Holy Mass at John Garang Mausoleum, on the other hand, will usher in the Farewell ceremony that will finish the stay of the head of the Catholic Church in Juba, and he will thus leave by aircraft at 11:30 from Juba International Airport for Rome.