Pope’s Advance Team Arrived in Juba

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Juba, January 24, 2023 (SSNA) – A technical advance team of Pope Francis tasked to assess the preparations for Pope’s visit set for early next month has arrived in Juba, Metropolitan Archbishop of Juba, Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla said.

Stephen also revealed that 90% of the work that is supposed to be done ahead of the Pope’s visit has been completed.

“We are here with the advance team of the Vatican who comes to check on the ground how the preparation [is] going for the visit of the Holy Father who will be coming here on an Ecumenical pilgrimage with the Archbishop to Canterbury and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland. So, the visit is going to take place very soon in fact in 10 days’ time the Holy Father will be landing here in Juba together with Archbishop to Canterbury and the Moderator,” a statement released by The Holy See’s diplomatic mission to South Sudan and Kenya says.

Pope Francis will arrive in Juba on February 3, according to the South Sudanese government and religious leaders.

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