South Sudan: Excitement Ahead of Papal Visit
There comes a time when the whole country or nation is on fire and excited. That is the case of South Sudan now as we speak. In two days to come, the Holy Father Pope Francis will be visiting South Sudan as he rounds up his trip from DRC.
This is the first time for a pope to visit South Sudan as a country. This visit is so special as he will be visiting this youngest African Nation alongside the moderator of the Church of Scotland and the Archbishop of Canterbury. This makes it an Ecumenical Pilgrimage.
We all hope that this great and historical visit will bring peace and unity to South Sudan. Preparations are ongoing, and we are at the final stage of the preparations. This is both on the side of the church and the government. New roads have been built, and the major cathedrals renovated.
Yesterday, the 31st of January, the bishops, priests, consecrated life, and Seminarians all met at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the archdiocese of Juba. The purpose of this meeting was to brief all the above on the progress of the preparations.
Linus Kang MHM