Vatican scraps South Sudan visit

Pope Francis. Photo: Getty Images/File

Juba, May 31, 2017 (SSNA) — Pope Francis’s scheduled visit to South Sudan has been canceled, the Vatican has said.

The announcement comes after a security group declared the war-ravaged young nation as “too dangerous.”

“A possible trip has been under study, but it will not take place this year,” Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said.

A church leader told the South Sudan News Agency in Juba that the ongoing civil war is the main factor in Vatican’s decision to cancel the visit.

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  • badi. Joseph lomude manes
    May 31, 2017 7:01 pm

    Government of southsudan don’t have a freedom of speech and freedom of movements of people . The jobs in the country is only for two people in southsudan . The country don’t have democray system , president used to choose people to work in government and how the leader of the church will go to southsudan. All people of southsudan should support me to become a new president of southsudan because I don’t have a blood my hands. After that the leader of church’s Wil come to southsudan

  • Vatican scraps South Sudan visit – Our South Sudan
    May 31, 2017 9:05 pm

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  • The Pontiff should stay away from the blood-thirsty regime of heathens who pretend to be Christians.


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