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October 28, 2016 (ROME) - The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis on Friday received several Christian religious leaders of war-hit South Sudan.

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Pope Francis recieves the flag of South Sudan from Choul Laam (Vatican photo)

The delegation from South Sudan included, Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro of Juba, Rev. Daniel Deng Bul Yak, Archbishop of the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan & Sudan, and Rev. Peter Gai Lual Marrow, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan.

The clerics, in the wake of the ethnic violence in the young nation, urged the Pope to acknowledge that good and fruitful collaboration exists among the Christian Churches.

South Sudan witnessed renewed violence in its capital in July when forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those allied to his former deputy, Riek Machar clashed, leaving hundreds dead.

Waves of ethnic targeted killings have since hit the country, amid calls from authorities for an end to what could ignite a bigger conflict.

The religious leaders, during their meeting with the Pope, also demanded that they be allowed to makes contributions to promoting the common good, protecting the dignity of the person, protecting the helpless and implementing initiatives for dialogue and reconciliation.

However, in the light of the Year of Mercy in progress in the Catholic Church, it was underlined that the fundamental experience of forgiveness and acceptance of the other is the privileged path to building peace and to human and social development.

"In this regard, it was confirmed that the various Christian Churches are committed, in a spirit of communion and unity, to service to the population, promoting the spread of a culture of encounter and sharing," reads a statement extended to Sudan Tribune.

Meanwhile, during the meeting, all parties reiterated their willingness to journey together and to work with renewed hope and mutual trust, in the conviction that, drawing from the positive values inherent in their respective religious traditions, they may show the way to respond effectively to the deepest

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  • 30 October 2016 09:03, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    What message are they going to deliver to Pope Francis on Riek Machar crisis on South Sudan.

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    • 30 October 2016 11:31, by NyanDengdit

      The church leaders of South Sudan when to Rome in order to met with Pope so they can discuss peace of South Sudan.
      Let encourage peace to our people.

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      • 30 October 2016 18:26, by Free Zone

        Thanks.Religious leaders for in by Pope Francis to come to Juba, South Sudan. Great job you did! Thank You.

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    • 30 October 2016 18:27, by Midit Mitot

      I hope those religious leaders did not take wrong message from Kiir government to Pop Francis!because in 2014, Kiir and Malong were brought profit Joshua to South Sudan in order to preach for Dr Machar to die,unfortunately the game was over on his side in Nigeria.

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