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South Sudan president top Vatican diplomat discuss peace implementation


March 22, 2019 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and top Vatican diplomat discussed Friday discussed ways the Pope can support the peace process and reconciliation in South Sudan.

President Kiir shakes hand with top Vatican diplomat Archbishop Paul Gallagher in Juba on 22 March 2019 (SSPPU photo)On 16 March, Kiir paid a visit to the Vatican City State where he discussed with Pope Francis ways in which the Catholic Church can contribute to achieving reconciliation and reconstruction in South Sudan.

Also, he held a meeting with the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States.

In a statement released in Juba on Friday, the presidency said that Archbishop Gallagher held a meeting with President Kiir on Friday morning.

The meeting discussed " the general situation in the country and ways of implementing the peace agreement.

In statements to the media after the meeting, the visiting diplomat stressed "the readiness of the Pope to support the peace process in South Sudan".

He further said that his meeting with President Kiir was "fruitful and constructive".

During his meeting with Kiir, Pope Francis renewed his intention to visit South Sudan to support peace implementation in the country.

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.


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  • 23 March 11:22, by South South

    This is another step forward to build good relationship with Vatican, bringing peace back to South Sudan takes priority in our agenda and Pope and his team can contribute to that. I am happy to see that happening.

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    • 23 March 17:03, by garrak1520

      The pope or the prophet, no difference as long as runaway corruption is widespread and without accountability and transparency in the usage of public funds, no peace no stability shall be attained. The entire system is corrupted and no effort from the leaders to correct or at least try to straighten. NO VATICAN, NOR JESUS can straighten South Sudan as long as long Kiir and cronies are in charge.

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      • 24 March 10:08, by Kenyang ll

        You pointed out the reality. War may stop and say South Sudan exports 3 billions barrel a month, nothing can change. Instead you will see business as usual- Salva Kiir announcing decrees, hiring clanmen, hiding and stuffing millions of dollars everywhere including offices while juniors go on looting spree

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    • 25 March 07:10, by Midit Mitot

      Any thing bring peace to South Sudan is our priority.

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  • 23 March 17:07, by garrak1520

    You can’t define yourself as good Christian or good Muslim if you have no remorse in sucking the blood of the nation. Stop the drainage of wealth of the country and peace shall come without involvement of troika, AU, IGAD, Vatican or Jesus.

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    • 23 March 23:40, by One people

      I hope you’re the only one who is speaking nonsense about this great news.To tell you the truth, these is just president kiir, Taban Deng and Wani igga and some of the great leaders of our country who are doing all of these great job. just imagine," when Riek Machar returns in May/2019 and he decided to work like those leaders who I have mentioned they’re name above,

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      • 24 March 00:27, by One people

        how do you think our beloved country that we were dreaming about going to look like, in the future huh? I personally know, agorading to my opinion, that you love your country SS, but not with all of it. But at the same time You want our country to look the same like it used to be during the war with north. we finished with war! Which was the past and now we in the future of double S!

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  • 24 March 05:27, by Joseph Canada

    Tn the Good news Bible, Isaiah 18:1 down word, we are told we will be punished (read it well) then if you also check on the book of Zephaniah,it says "all of them will Die".. am not saying more. Vatican will never fix South Sudanese Leadership Corruption.It has been written.

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    • 25 March 08:40, by Pakuai

      My goodness our Salva Kiir of all Morons and his advisors are at it asors are at it again. This Salva Kiir and bunch of lowly informed advisors ’went to Jerusalem on way back from the US’ in 2012 on the direction of evil juus (so-called israelis) and went "declared that South Sudan" embassy would be moved to Jerusalem. And this moron are again pandering to Catholic criminals and hypocrites>>

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      • 25 March 08:53, by Pakuai

        The evil juus (so-called israelis) claim that fake their UN NEW ORDER GOVERNMENT would expand from ’Tigri, Euphrates rivers and right up to our Nilotic plains and valleys’ andbthis evil juus (so-called israelis) would have it head Quarter in Jerusalem. And this evil juus (so-called israelis) fake NEW WORLD ORDER GOVERNMENT would be financed by their Arab states allies, their evil juus>>>

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        • 25 March 09:25, by Pakuai

          in Wall Street, rich Europeans who have stashed away their loots in UAE, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, British virgin Islands, London, Nairobi, Journesberg and other shady countries. These cheap & dirty intrigues are all about to stop West African losers, Darfurs, Ertereans, Abeshas ( so_ethiopians), Somalians and other losers from moving to moving to Italy, so-called evil juus (so-called israelis)>>>

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          • 25 March 09:41, by Pakuai

            And gulf Arab states. South Sudan is considered by these evils because South Sudan is considered a fools who believe and worship any rubbish the evils throw them. Our fools even call themselves the God chosen people. And this is what our enemies and evils are so much fixated on our country’s small issues than big problems in other countries. Catholics criminals and hypocrites are the owns>>>

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    • 25 March 09:06, by Pakuai

      My goodness our Salva Kiir of all Morons and his advisors are at it asors are at it again. This Salva Kiir and bunch of lowly informed advisors ’went to Jerusalem on way back from the US’ in 2012 on the direction of evil juus (so-called israelis) and went "declared that South Sudan" embassy would be moved to Jerusalem. And this moron are again pandering to Catholic criminals and hypocrites>>

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