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Pope Francis asks for prayers for Peace in South Sudan

On Saturday Pope Francis sent a tweet asking for prayers for peace in Africa, especially in the Central African Republic and in South Sudan.
Meanwhile, The Anglican Bishop of Rejaf in South Sudan, Stephen Enock Tombe, has called upon the negotiating delegations of the government of South Sudan and rebels loyal to former Vice President, Riek Machar, to show commitment to peace. Speaking a few days ago to MISNA catholic news agency, Bishop Tombe said violations of the ceasefire agreement are taking Place and continue to cause suffering to the civilian population. He welcomed the decision of the mediators to invite the South Sudan Council of Churches as non-observers to the talks and promised that the Anglican church would contribute to the political dialogue for a solution to the South Sudan conflict. Last month, Churches and civil society organisations protested against their exclusion from the talks, saying they are a neutral voice speaking on behalf of the people and seeking peace for the country. The peace talks resumed on Thursday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, after delays.


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