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December 25, 2019 (VATICAN) – Pope Francis has appealed to South Sudanese leaders to ensure peace in the war-torn country.

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Pope Francis shakes hands with President Salva Kiir at the Vatican on March 16, 2019 (The Vatican photo)

The head of Catholic Church addressed this in a Christmas he jointly issued with Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury and Rev. John Chalmers, former moderator of the Church of Scotland.

"In this Christmas season and at the beginning of a new year, we wish to extend to you and to all the people of South Sudan our best wishes for your peace and prosperity, and to assure you of our spiritual closeness as you strive for a swift implementation of the Peace Agreements," partly reads the jointly issued message.

Pope Francis and the two Protestant leaders also urged South Sudan’s leaders to continue with efforts to form a unity government.

“We raise our prayers to Christ the Saviour for a renewed commitment to the path of reconciliation and fraternity, and we invoke abundant blessings upon each of you and upon the entire nation,” further notes the December 25 message.

“May the Lord Jesus, Prince of Peace, enlighten you and guide your steps in the way of goodness and truth, and bring to fulfillment our desire to visit your beloved country,” it added.

In November, the Roman Catholic Church head and the Archbishop agreed to travel together to South Sudan if the country’s leaders implement their pledge to form a unity government in February 2020.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and the country’s main opposition leader Riek Machar agreed on November 7 to delay key benchmarks in the revitalized peace agreement by more 100 days.

The delay in forming a transitional national unity government on November 12, 2019 came after Machar’s group raised concerns that the country’s security arrangements were yet to be completed.

South Sudan, which separated from Sudan through a referendum in 2011, has been suffering from a civil war since late 2013, which has since taken a tribal dimension.

In September last year, the country’s rival factions signed a revitalized peace deal to end the civil war that killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions.

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  • 26 December 2019 07:06, by Games

    You are wasting your available time that you can say something useful to the Churches. Those guys in Juba are all Deaf. You can pray with them and same time kneeling in front of you pretend they are following the God. Soon they leave the rooms, they start their usually business destruction in the whole country.

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    • 26 December 2019 09:53, by South South

      Games/Mentally Retarded Nuer,
      The destruction in South Sudan took place in Nuer lands mostly and Nuer did it to their lands, why? Stupidity. Nuer thought by destroying their own cities, towns and villages they will weaken Juba government. Well, Juba ho government is still there very strong and many Nuers are back to it yo eat free Nyantits. Any lesson to be learned here? Yes. any rebellion. Someon

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      • 26 December 2019 09:59, by South South

        Continue: Any rebellion someone will pay heavy prices and then lost the war on the top of that, that is what happened to Nuers. Rebuilding Nuer lands will another century and stupid people like Games will die before that happens. Rebellion has its own consequences. This is what we see in South Sudan with Nuers, enjoy from Nyantits in Juba.

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        • 26 December 2019 11:27, by Eastern

          South South,

          The war has not ended and not only nuers are affected by it. Many jenge are dying and suffering both in South Sudan and as refugees - recently some jenge refugees were walloped by their Ugandan hosts. So what’s your bullshit rant about, you bag of bones?!

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          • 26 December 2019 11:38, by South South

            Eastern,

            Shit, rebellion comes with very heavy prices, tell your monkey uncle called Cirillo to think twice. You son of KARAMA will be the one to tell a little monkeys like you to cease any rebellion because you destroy your lands and lose the war at the same time, sweet, sweet. Monkey!!!!!

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            • 26 December 2019 11:43, by Eastern

              South South,

              The world is a product of rebellion. Every aggrieved human being has every rights to rebel. Kiir and his jenge mongrels will be beaten at their childish game sooner than later...!

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              • 26 December 2019 11:58, by South South

                Eastern,

                People who produce rebellion are people who are willing to fight, die and accept war outcomes. We have monkeys like you who hide outside their countries and make a lot of empty noises in net. They will not produce anything in our future. Maybe they can eat monkeys, that’s it. People who are organized cannot and will not be shaken by a little monkeys who are struggling to sit down and tal

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            • 26 December 2019 12:04, by jubaone

              South South
              You 46yr old jienge kaffir, the price of war is that you have never visited your shithole luak since 1990 and will never do that. The price of war is jienges like you can’t feed yourselves on your own but need foreigners. The price of war is your jienge governors operate under trees as offices. The price of war is over 55% of all jienges are on the run 🏃 as food refugees, squatters.

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              • 26 December 2019 23:07, by Pakuai

                "the price of war is that you have never visited your shithole luak since 1990"
                jubaone, So from Renk in the Upper Nile to Bor in Jonglei or from the whole greater Bhar El Gazelles region are not inhabited by the Dinkas/Jenges according to your own foolish world view? You miscreant are always told that your Juba is a capital city of South Sudan>>>>

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                • 26 December 2019 23:13, by Pakuai

                  and any South Sudanese who can afford to live in Juba can do so. But a according to some foolish Barias who are out touch with reality. You tell them the exact truth and how the real world works, they will never listen but to singsong the name of Dinkas/Jenges or Mr. Salva Kiir this or that 24/7. These same foolish Barias even called themselves more civilized or more educated than the Dinkas>>

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                  • 26 December 2019 23:19, by Pakuai

                    but they are confronted with with facts and verify their claim, they wouldn’t show verify any this jubaone piece of trash even sometimes call himself an intellectual or learned man?! My arse what a learned man? Probably he is one of those miscreant with a degree certificate from 4th rate university from Uganda or Kenya>>>

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                    • 26 December 2019 23:25, by Pakuai

                      some years ago, when many of these losers certificates were verified from the universities they claim to have obtained their certificates from Uganda and Kenya, many of them turned to be "invalid certificates". I don’t know whether this jubaone is one those South Sudanese caught up in ’invalid certificates’ dragnet and he is venting his bitterness to Dinkas/Jenges>>>

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                      • 26 December 2019 23:30, by Pakuai

                        Well if you are one of those guys Mr. jubaone, then don’t worry that much, South Sudan has everything for all South Sudanese people. Minus our cloned so-called so-called arabs of North Sudan of course. And the evil white Americans, English people, their Abeshas (so-called ethiopian) prostitutes and some of their creeps in between we would not ever again allow to bring their evil long noses into>>

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                        • 26 December 2019 23:36, by Pakuai

                          our country and our lives again, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. There are some losers here who would be quick to say that without the US or white people, there would not be South Sudan. Let the criminals take their white Americans, English people or cloned so-called arabs and their creepy allies back into their villages>>>

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                          • 26 December 2019 23:41, by Pakuai

                            but not again into the Dinkas/Mounyjiengs of the Sudan villages as we know it. When we tell some of our lowly informed fools that the Dinkas/Muonyjinegs of the Sudan are too way well ahead of these cheap and dirty intrigues being played over our country and our people by the people our foolish elders always their uncles or allies, they would not listen. But now the reality springs into open later>

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                            • 26 December 2019 23:44, by Pakuai

                              that the UN and the NGOs would want to be parallel government in South Sudan.

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  • 26 December 2019 11:32, by Eastern

    Of course, Pope had a direct message to Kiir, who professes Catholicism. Kiir should have had a chance if implements the jokes he struck with Machar in Khartoum but the man could not be allowed to so by the jenge hardliners surrounding him. At the end, both Kiir and those mongrels will be swept aside by the brewing tsunami...!!!

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    • 26 December 2019 11:43, by South South

      Eastern,

      Monkey, we don’t have Tsunami in South Sudan. In South Sudan we have Ak-47, people and good land. Anyone who will own these 3 things in South Sudan we have it all and tell monkey to continue eating rats, that’s it, no more.

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      • 26 December 2019 11:46, by Eastern

        South South,

        Stop being childish! What are jenge doing in refugee camps if those 3 useless things can help them. Watch out for oncoming tsunami....!

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        • 26 December 2019 11:52, by South South

          Eastern,

          This is a good reason why we are on the top of you and we will remain there for life. If you don’t know how to talk, how to argue and how to make your point. Why should we listen to you monkey? These 3 things are in my hand right now and my country is in my hand, you? Shit, monkeys and rats only.

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        • 26 December 2019 12:09, by jubaone

          Eastern
          You wonder why jienges who have no wars in their god-forsaken luaks run 🏃 away to get fed as refugees in foreign countries. You wonder why jienges are so dumb not to develop themselves despite plundering state resources to their advantage. These lazy baboons have no sense of development. They thrive well in anarchy, chaos and filth like fecal flies. No value at all. Just thrash.

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      • 26 December 2019 12:18, by jubaone

        South South
        Hopeless Jienge kaffir. Having land has never benefitted you jienges, just like having cows has no economic value. Monkeys can have gold chunks in their hands but throw it away once they see bananas. Did you produce and food from your lands? Did Equatorians or Nuers stop you from using your lands? Just lazy and docile goons like giant gorillas in a cage. Wasaka.

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        • 26 December 2019 16:09, by South South

          jubaone,

          "Did you produce and food from your lands?"

          Poor English. Shut up monkey.

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      • 26 December 2019 12:24, by jubaone

        South South
        Hoards of starving jienge settlers have come to Equatoria thinking that there is free nyamnyam everywhere. Some of them think perhaps eating bush rats and monkey 🐵 stew would make them more intelligent than starving to death 💀. The foolish majority can’t even think of utilizing their cows as food source. They have to be told. God knows why he made them closer to animals.

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        • 26 December 2019 12:41, by The Rhino

          Eastern,Jubaone,

          Pop Francis is only conveying his routine message to all leaders around the world to embrace peace.But fact is,without justice,there will never be peace in South Sudan.Leaders of South Sudan murdered/continue to murder people in this country with impunity.If they can kill more than half a million people,displace up to half of country’s entire population and yet be sweet talked...

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          • 26 December 2019 12:49, by The Rhino

            Eastern,Jubaone,

            ..by The Vatican,why would these bloodsuckers/leaders even think to urgently bring peace in South Sudan?Their actions have so far revealed that they don’t care about the citizens,they only want status quo to remain so that they continue looting resources and killing those who can’t defend themselves.We must remember that it was the same Vatican which stood by and did nothing to..

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            • 26 December 2019 12:56, by The Rhino

              Eastern,Jubaone,

              ..prevent millions of Jews getting deported and mercilessly massacred by Nazi Germany.Therefore South Sudanese must take their own fate into their hands i.e. defending their territories,communities and their God given Rights.We need to see those leaders severely punished.The Vatican can pray for their souls while they are gone or melt in jails.South Sudanese will never forget....

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              • 26 December 2019 12:58, by The Rhino

                Eastern,Jubaone,

                ..nor reconcile prematurely before the records are set straight,NO WAY!

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    • 26 December 2019 23:51, by Pakuai

      Eastern "Of course, Pope had a direct message to Kiir, who professes Catholicism"
      What about Mr. Riek Machar? What about who does he professes to do? His cloned so-called arab masters? Islam, secret societies (CIA) or his masters from the US or the UK?
      "At the end, both Kiir and those mongrels will be swept aside by the brewing tsunami...!!!">>>>

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      • 27 December 2019 00:04, by Pakuai

        Mr. dreaming is not a crime. Do you piece of trash thinks something magical would come with your Riek Machar to come and swept way the Dinkas/muounyjiengs of the Sudan and Mr. Salva Kiir out of South Sudan like Tsunami? Here we go?!! Good luck with that chap? Your cloned so-called arabs have never swept away the Dinkas/Muonyjiengs of the Sudan in over 1540 years>>>

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        • 27 December 2019 00:13, by Pakuai

          Eastern,
          Listen hard chap, we have informed you fools time and time again that we are prepared for a showdown with you cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, the criminals in the US, the UK, their UN, their UNIMISS, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps here in the IGAD and the AU. A lot of bloody noses, chap. We know that there are evils in the US, the UK, their evil juus>>>

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          • 27 December 2019 00:17, by Pakuai

            (so-called israelis), their UN, their sleazy NGOs, your cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their Abeshas (so-called ethiopian) prostitutes, their gulf Arab states financiers and some of their creeps here in the IGAD and the UN who covet our country and our people to death. And some of these vermin even swear that there their lifestyles is under threat and that there cannot be your cloned>>>

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            • 27 December 2019 00:23, by Pakuai

              so-called arabs North Sudan without South Sudan and the South Sudanese people and hence, South Sudan would be GEoepolticallally chess game or football played like their then East and west Germany and then South Sudan would be reunited with your cloned so-called arab North Sudan. Something that is not going to happen under the sun or even in million years reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM>>>>

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              • 27 December 2019 00:29, by Pakuai

                Mr. Eastern,
                There are some evils who just love to attach themselves to other people and their countries, these are the vermin I have mentioned above, but South Sudan is not part of the so-called ANGL-AMERICA empire, never has and will never ever will, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. The evils lover affair with our country and our people has gone too far and the evils will taste the bitter pills>

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                • 27 December 2019 00:55, by Pakuai

                  of their bullying chap. Mr. Eastern, Dinkas/Muonyjiengs of the Sudan are the masters of long shot war fares. We don’t fight wars to lose, we fight wars to win. Mr. Eastern, the so-called "great game" https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/south-asia/1980-03-01/great-game-asia
                  https://www.britannica.com/topic/Great-Game
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Great_Game
                  >>>>

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                  • 27 December 2019 00:59, by Pakuai

                    https://reviews.history.ac.uk/review/1611
                    Mr. Eastern
                    What vex South Sudanese who are way well ahead of these cheap and dirty intrigues is why are these verimin love our country and our people too much? And why there are low lives who even think, white people and their creepy allies in between love South Sudan and the South Sudanese people? Yes. Mr. Salva Kiir is an idiot, but a Dinkas/Muonyjieng>

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                    • 27 December 2019 01:06, by Pakuai

                      idiot, but the costly mistake he made to let Riek Machar got away with of out of J1 in 2016 for the 3th time with his Reckless quest for power at back of South Sudanese people would kill the fool. Mr. Eastern, Mr. Salva Kiir right after South Sudan independence, took al most all his entire cabinet to Washington, to go and solicit the US investors to come and invest>>>

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                      • 27 December 2019 01:11, by Pakuai

                        in South Sudan since the war was considered over. The US investors told him that there were no "infrastructures in South Sudan to come and invest in them". Those same so-called US invest were the evil juus (so-called israelis), they advised their fool to go to their evil juus (so-called israel) and declared that "South Sudan embassy would be established in Jerusalem", can you see chap our lowly>>>

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                        • 27 December 2019 01:16, by Pakuai

                          informed love to make our country and people, every piece of trash around the world, their ’laughingstock’?. Mr. Eastern, the current evil juus (so-called israelis) are nothing to do with the Biblical Jewish, they are just bunch of low lives from the Eastern Europe, New York and other countries>>>

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                          • 27 December 2019 01:22, by Pakuai

                            but they are being kept there by some of their low lives as their attack dogs in Middle East and that the more obtain they bomb the un armed Palestinians people, then the whole world would get angry and descended onto Jerusalem and then the evil juus (so-called israelis) god would come down from heavens and bomb those countries in the name of evil juus (so-called israel)>>>

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                            • 27 December 2019 01:28, by Pakuai

                              Mr. Eastern,
                              I am one of the boys who would again bomb your cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan and Eastern Jerusalem and give it to Palestinian people. Mr. Eastern, Islam is not a religion, but a pure fantasy. The evil juus (so-called israelis would not reach Poland or New York Mr. Eastern chap. We are going to destroy them once and for all. Reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM.>>>

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                              • 27 December 2019 01:33, by Pakuai

                                These vermin followed South Sudanese people everywhere around the world. They even call South Sudanese people their "energy". The vermin even projected that from *Jerusalem, to Tigris river, to Euphrates river and right up to our nilotic plains and valleys*, their so-called evil juus (so-called israelis) empire would span to and that their so-called empire would>>>

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                                • 27 December 2019 01:40, by Pakuai

                                  "heralded into the world by the most powerful sovereigns" of the *US, the UK and France*, and that their so-called evil juus (so-called israelis) empire would be financed by their *gulf Arab states financiers, their Wall street banking cartels in New York, Europe, some Asian countries like Hong Kong, Shanghai and others, some parts of South Africa, here in Africa and>>>>

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  • 26 December 2019 15:09, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    It is an indication that the whole world has focused peace radar on the people whose feet were kissed the most high in the Catholic Church.Time is rolling and now there no time for monkey tricks.

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