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Pope Francis, Kiir discussed peace and reconciliation in South Sudan

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March 16, 2019 (JUBA) - Pope Francis and President Salva Kiir on Saturday discussed implementation process of the revitalized peace agreement and the Catholic Church contribution to achieving reconciliation in South Sudan.

President Kiir, according to the presidency in Juba, Kiir arrived in Italy on Friday," at the invitation of his Holiness Father Pope Francis for talks on bilateral relations".

According to a statement released by the Vatican Press Office, Pope Francis and President Kiir discussed "the contribution of the Catholic Church in the fields of education and healthcare, and in the process of reconciliation and the reconstruction of the nation".

"Attention then turned to matters regarding the implementation of the (revitalized) agreement (...), the return of refugees and displaced persons, and the integral development of the country," stressed the statement.

The South Sudanese government and its peace partners are struggling to implement the revitalized peace agreement which is faced by international scepticism and lack of needed funds to enforce it.

In a report released on Wednesday, the International Crisis Group said the peace pact that ended the five-year armed conflict in South Sudan risks to collapse pointing to the need for further talks to achieve the army reunification and to settle the tribal boundaries disputes.

During their meeting, Kiir extended an official invitation for Pope Francis to visit and hold peace prayers in South Sudan, said the South Sudanese presidency.

While the Vatican, for its part said that Pope Francis "expressed the wish to ascertain the conditions for a possible visit to South Sudan, as a sign of closeness to the population and of encouragement for the peace process".

In 2017, the Catholic Church announced a visit of Pope Francis to South Sudan in October of that year. However, the security conditions due to the continuation of war did not allow such a visit.

President Salva Kiir was accompanied by the Minister of the Office of the President, Mayiik Ayii Deng, Environment Minister Josephine Naphwon, Humanitarian Affairs Minister Hussein Maar Nyaut, and the Head of External Security, Thomas Duop.

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  • 17 March 09:23, by Pakuai

    I guess, l would be told by some losers here in SUDANTRIBUNE to ’seek’ help when they are the bottom of ’who is who’s on earth. Here is what going, Mr. Salva Like is considered ’Catholic going boy’ by evils in Island of England who covet South Sudan and South Sudanese people. Hence Mr. Salva Kiir & his government is considered to be taking directives from ’Rome’>>>

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    • 17 March 09:33, by Pakuai

      When we tell our losers that our country is ’desperstely by our enemies’ who think, they can live without country and people, ’our cloned arabs of North Sudan, their masters in the devil infested Island of England’, ’so-called Brexit is being negotiated over our country, South Sudan’>>>

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      • 17 March 09:57, by Pakuai

        China is considered by these vermins to be colonizing South Sudan and the South Sudanese people and the ’English people, the US, their evil juus (’so-called israel), their gulf Arab states and some of creeps in betweenen would come and help ’South Sudan and South Sudanese’, but not in thet REALLY?, not in the ’SLIGHTEST’, that ’the UK would European Union (EU) and come and ’scam’ their colonies>>

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        • 17 March 10:10, by Pakuai

          here in Africa, Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India or Malaysia, but the evils are going are to be bombed to ’near oblivion’. The US, the UK, the UN, their NGOs, their evil juus (’so-called israelis and some of rubbishes in betweeen have step on wrong people feet, us the ’Dinkas/muonyjiegs of the Sudan’>...

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          • 17 March 10:28, by Pakuai

            We have been informing some of our ’Nuer ke Nyantoc and some of their Equatorians (Barias) to grow up. The owners are here and don’t anything that is connected to ’Bantus, Abeshas(so-called ethiopia), ’Bantus in central Kenya town of ’Nanyuki & Laikipia, Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe, SouthAfrica>>>

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        • 17 March 10:13, by Malakal county Simon

          Pakuai/mony Bor

          Sickening by your usual allegations against certain selective countries.... Please you been told time and time that you need seek a serious medical attention, but failed to do so based on reason known by yourself.... So please stop boring us with your usual allegations....

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        • 17 March 10:16, by Malakal county Simon

          Back to topic,

          Is Salva Kiir begging Pope Francis with those hands shake by the look of this photo?? Just curious and i hope not so..

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          • 17 March 11:27, by South South

            Malakal county Simon,

            You as a person is a very struggling person who does not know which direction to take. People in South Sudan are divided into two. 1- Those who want peace, and they are majority by the way. 2- Those who don’t want peace and they are minority. Which group you belong to? Majority of our cousins Nuer are for peace today. You can join those monkeys of Eastern and The Rhino.

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            • 17 March 12:09, by Malakal county Simon

              South south

              We are all for peace but saying this monkey and that Donkey, are intellectual words to get support?? Please be advice not favour whatever the government say because the politic is like a football and i hope you know where i’m comming from..

              Cheers

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              • 17 March 13:28, by The Rhino

                South South,

                Your murderer Kiir was begging Pope Francis for everything,(money,mercy,moral support and many other things).Its quite interesting to witness how this tribal chameleon Kiir lowered himself so humbly before the Pope(like a choirboy).He’s fake!,of course the Vatican has top records about your killer Kiir and all what he has done,from mass killings,tortures to extreme deprivations of...

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                • 17 March 13:32, by The Rhino

                  South South,

                  ...innocent South Sudanese.Kiir and his wicked JCE maniacs are still exercising oppressive dictatorial tribal politics against minority tribes in the country, this is very clear to the world and the Vatican.

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                  • 17 March 14:08, by South South

                    The Rhino,

                    Shut up! Kiir is a catholic and he must show a respect to the pope, catholic tradition. No one in South Sudan is working to harm minority tribes, we are all South Sudanese. Yes, during the war, many people pay high prices they don’t deserve to get, this is the only reason we call for peace, but we have a few traitors who want to destroy our country.

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                    • 17 March 16:26, by The Rhino

                      South South,

                      Jienge catholic tradition that we know is totally different.It condones slapping worshippers inside churches(e.g.wife of John Garang),it supports chasing out and threatening others during God’s service(e.g.Riak Machar).So here you are,disgustingly talking nonsense and shit.What elements of religious tradition do you even uphold or understand,ya MTN bastard!Do savages value humanity?

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                      • 17 March 17:28, by South South

                        The Rhino,

                        Your stupidity is huge, just jumping from one to topic to another. Wife of John Garang is not a catholic, Riek Machar is not a catholic. Are you that stupid not to differentiate between different churches in South Sudan? Shut up and follow us.

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                        • 17 March 19:20, by The Rhino

                          South South,

                          You stinky skunk!Follow who?Anybody who follows jienges ends up becoming a savage,greedy,lazy and worthless.You miscreants value chaos,anarchy and theft.We value civilization and order.Why would someone with human logic follow people who follow other animals/cows?This is like somebody with proper vision following a visionlesss(blind) person,shit.Use your brain,delusional Abyei idiot!

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                      • 17 March 18:31, by jubaone

                        Rhino
                        Thank You.

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                        • 17 March 19:36, by The Rhino

                          Jubaone,

                          You are welcome! See,I was asking this dirty jienge scumbag ’South South’ a simple question...what christian values does he uphold or understand?The damned catholic jienge couldn’t give any appropriate answer.What a wicked,miserable pathetic junk.This stray dog from Abyei is surely very far away from home!

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                          • 17 March 20:59, by jubaone

                            Rhino
                            What peace and reconciluation are these miscreants talking about when in their areas theres no peace among themselves? How can they reconcile with others, when revenge killings is their way of life? Only Equatorian idiots would fall for such bullshit. No peace No reconciliation, till they move out of Equatotia. Period.

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                            • 17 March 21:16, by jubaone

                              1. 1955 our forefathers (Equatoria Corps) started the struggle in Torit, most jienges were ignorant, oblivious or despised it outright.
                              2. 1972 the jienge uncle Abel Alier dared sign the peace on behalf of his jellaba masters. Lagu foolishly accepted that and wanted all SS to come together.
                              3. Between 1975-1979 most jienges who didnt even fight assumed high diverse offices in the regional govt.

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                              • 17 March 21:21, by jubaone

                                4. Bona Malwal, Abel Alier, Justin Yac etc.. started the "Born to Rule" ideology. It was time to wrist off and ursurp SS to their end. Towards 1980, Lagu´s term ended.
                                5. For the first time after 1980, the regional govt. organized forces (police, army, prisons) was filled up with jienges educated on not. It didnt matter to them. They wanted to "own" SS.

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                                • 17 March 21:26, by jubaone

                                  6. Employment into civil service was based on "who" and not "what" you were. Tribalism had reached its peak. Sentiments in Equatoria for "kokora" were running high.
                                  7. 1983 Numeiri redivided the SS. Each of the 3 regions had to take care of their won shit. UN and BGhasal were all paid off for all non-movable assets. The SPLA war broke out after that.

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                                  • 17 March 21:29, by jubaone

                                    8. It was not about SS liberation, it was mostly disgruntled jienges who felt their plans to "Born to Rule" had been thwarted. They sought revenge under the pretext of SPLA.
                                    9. Equatorians were first suspicious and didnt join the SPLA. Most jienges took that for treason. So much mistrust and killings of Equatorians till split of SPLA in 1991.

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                                    • 17 March 21:33, by jubaone

                                      10. With the split in 1991, the SPLA was confined to a thin strip around the SS-Ugandan border in Nimule. Garang thought of abandoning the movement altogether till 1994 after the Chukudum Convention.
                                      11. Garang sought the help of Equatorians under Samuel Abu John, Eliaba Surur, Obuto Marmur and with help of Uganda, Eritrea and Ethiopia it started the 1996 Operation Thunderbolt.

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                                      • 17 March 21:37, by jubaone

                                        12. Many thousand Equatoria youth joined and significantly help recapture most town in Equatoria. This continued till 2003 as peace talks continued concurrently in Abuja, Naivasha etc.
                                        13. Peace was signed in 2005 and SPLA was welcomed for the first time in Juba. The process of demobilization, reintegration starts. Under Salva Mathok, most Equatorians were made redundant as many jienge late comers

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                                        • 17 March 21:42, by jubaone

                                          ..from Khartoum, refugee camps, luaks, etc. were absorbed in the army and made officers with full ranks.
                                          15. The unfair absorption was part of the grand plan of the "Born to Rule" scheme which was to be implemented. Most Equatorian SPLA soldiers were relegated to Fire Brigade, Game Warden and Prisons.
                                          16. Equatorians were silent and were made to believe that separation was good for all..

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                                          • 17 March 21:47, by jubaone

                                            17. Till Jan 2011, Equatorians went in full gear towards the referendum and in July 2011, SS became independent.
                                            18. Again, the same trickery was becoming evident: 80% of all DGs in Finance /Adm. 90% of all senior SPLA officers, 90% of all Ambassadors; 60% of all ministers; 80% of all heads of parastatal and syndicated organizations were jienges with little or no skills.

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                                            • 17 March 21:51, by jubaone

                                              19. Nothing to date has changed. Anybody that tries to bring in reforms is perceived as trying to bring about "regime change" NOTE: Dutku Beny. Status quo must remain. Equatorians who embraced jeinges even after Anyanya 1 NEVER bragged about: "We fought first". We accepted all SS. Now the jienges have turned around and telling us "We liberated SS". Equatorians must be idiots to be used all along.

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                                              • 17 March 21:56, by jubaone

                                                So Chiir or Chimp. Make your judgment and I dont give a fuck what you think. Episodes of 1975, 1983, 2005 2013-2018 must be lessons for Equatorians to understand who and what the jienges are upto. After massacring Nuers in 2013, everyone in Juba knew it as open secret, jienges were saying, "Equatorians are next". We have learnt our lessons. This time, we are turning that around. Watch out!

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                                                • 18 March 10:49, by The Rhino

                                                  Jubaone,

                                                  Great,great,great!You’ve explicitly laid out facts about jienges and their evil plans for tribal dominance.This explains why jienges till this very day, dedicate and heavily invest in their tribal group JCE to run state’s affairs.This is alarming!Independent sources also confirmed that these jienge tribal elders have again hijacked Khartoum peace and mingled their way through to lure....

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                                                  • 18 March 11:05, by The Rhino

                                                    Jubaone,

                                                    ..opposition groups and bring them under their/JCE wicked control(either through the fake peace or SPLM reunification).Holdout groups must review their approach to this peace deal(Equatorians in particular)!The fact of the matter is,jienges were never for peace,history clearly revealed that,time and again,these bastards are only after the control of power, something they’ll never achieve

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                                                • 18 March 12:56, by Chiir

                                                  @Jubaone Junk,
                                                  So you do not give a fuck about what I think, eh. Well, Mr. hatred, I give no damn about a pin-headed individual of your kind. Your stupid seeds of hatred will always fall on some stone and no Equatorians will ever give a shit about it. So, shut your fucking pie-hole!

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                                                  • 18 March 15:06, by jubaone

                                                    Chiir ot Chimp🙊
                                                    My audience are the Equatorians and not jienges. Just go and develop your junk luaks instead of leading a miserable refugee life in someone’s backyard lazy idiot. Just go home (in case you have one)search a lalob tree and sit under it naked like the rest of you. You could sing cow 🐮 songs all day. It’s easy , simple and doable for your jienge brains. Not much thinking needed.

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              • 17 March 14:10, by South South

                Malakal county Simon,

                Iam very confused, what is your point? Follow our cousins Nuer and you will be fine.

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                • 17 March 15:20, by Chiir

                  @South South,
                  I am intrigued by your professional argument. it is the time that South Sudanese need to drop vicious hatred and instead focus on developing the country so that everyone can have a chance to better life and security. Preaching hatred against a particular section or tribe is a dangerous move. We most preach love and peace! Thank you.

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                  • 17 March 15:27, by Chiir

                    ...to all those who are against pres. Kiir’s visit to the Vatican, it is common in the Catholic that sometimes you need to meditate and to pray for something. And what would be a better place to do meditation other than the Vatican. It could be that the president went there to pray to His Holiness so that those prodigal sons of South Sudan could change their minds for the better of the country!

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                    • 17 March 21:55, by Eastern

                      Chiir,

                      Thats puerile reasoning!

                      Do you believe in the childish story of the Prodigal son?

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  • 17 March 22:01, by Eastern

    Mabior Garang de Mabior is ABSOLUTELY right when he argued thatpeace in South Sudan cannot be achieved by making PIOUS PROCLAIMATIONS. Even when the Pope says let peace prevails in South Sudan, those words alone won’t bring peace. #KiirMustGo!

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  • 18 March 07:48, by KOKOJA

    Jubaone,

    I appreciate the way you presented the history of South Sudan and I would love to share this in my book.

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    • 18 March 12:45, by jubaone

      Kokoja,
      You are welcome. These are simply historical highlights that illustrate the jienge hidden agenda for SS. For them, SS is like a luak and the SS people are to herded, controlled and ultimately slaughtered or auctioned off. This perverted cattle camp mentality is stupid and must be resisted by all means. Jienges believe in authoritarianism and brute force. Equatorians must review their stanc

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  • 18 March 07:48, by Landlord

    The word peace is very strong vocabulary which Jenge can’t understand easily. Pope is wasting his precious time on kiir.
    I have never heard of peace in Jenge land.

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