Pope and Archbishop abandon South Sudan visit after security fears

Jun 1, 2017 by

by Hassan John, Global Christian News.

Pope Francis’ visit to South Sudan together with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, scheduled to take place in October this year, has been cancelled because the region is considered “too dangerous” according to a statement from the Vatican (Tuesday 30 May).

Greg Burke, Vatican’s spokesman said the arrangements for the trip had reviewed and said the visit could not take place this year.

Catholic Archbishop of the South Sudan, Paulino Loro, had announced that arrangements were being made to welcome Pope Francis and Archbishop Welby on October 15 after a delegation of bishops from both Sudan and South Sudan visited the Pontiff in Rome where they extended an invitation to Francis.

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