Sant’Egidio Lay Catholic Association in Peace Mediation for South Sudan

With the countdown to the possible formation of South Sudan’s unity government into the last full month after the latest 100-day extension, a group of opposition leaders is currently in Rome for a meeting under the auspices of Sant’Egidio Catholic community, a lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, ACI Africa has confirmed.

Sant’Egidio community has commissioned representatives to South Sudan multiple times in the last couple of years and convened meetings in partnership with South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) both in Juba and in Rome in view of facilitating reconciliation and peace in the world’s youngest nation.

Source: ACI

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