While addressing clergy in Juba for his long-awaited ecumenical pilgrimage in South Sudan, Pope Francis insists we need courageous, generous souls ready to die and suffer for Africa.
Pope Francis arrived in South Sudan Friday evening from the Democratic Republic of Congo to start a long-awaited ecumenical pilgrimage for peace in South Sudan.
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland are in South Sudan with Pope Francis on a long-planned “Pilgrimage of Peace”. They had direct words for the country’s leaders at a Meeting with Authorities, Civil Society and Diplomatic Corps in Juba.
Salva Kiir, the President of South Sudan, welcomes Pope Francis and his call for peace and reconciliation announcing the country has lifted the Suspension on the Rome Peace Talks.
Pope Francis tells the leaders of divided South Sudan that future generations will either venerate their names of cancel their memory, based on what they do now, and he issues an appeal “to leave the time of war behind and let a time of peace dawn.”
Today the Pope leaves the Democratic Republic of Congo for South Sudan. In Kinshasa, indescribable gratitude and joy for this meeting, which has shattered predatory and possessive ways of thinking.
After bidding farewell to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pope Francis' flight lands in Juba for his long-awaited "ecumenical pilgrimage" for peace to South Sudan with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields.
"Santi subito" - Saints at once, written on a banner in red and blue on a white background, with the images of Blessed Anuarite and Bakanja. This inscription, seen on Thursday, 2 February, at the Martyrs' Stadium where Pope Francis met with young people and Catechists, is meant to be a profound wish and a prayer for the canonisation of these two Congolese martyrs, beatified in 1985 and 1995 respectively.
For almost 15 years, Sister Margaret Scott and other sisters of various congregations have been working in South Sudan, helping to develop the world's youngest nation by giving a future to young people through the training of teachers.
Fighting has killed 27 people ahead of Pope Francis' arrival in South Sudan for an ecumenical pilgrimage with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
Pope Francis concludes his Apostolic Journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo, as he boards his the papal plane bound for his long-awaited ecumenical pilgrimage in South Sudan.
The Mission Promoter of "Solidarity with South Sudan", Father David Gentry, paints a a fresco of a nation in dire need of comfort, closeness and hope, as Pope Francis begins his Apostolic Journey to the East African nation.
Pope Francis meets with the Catholic Bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and urges them to recall that God is close to them in their ministry to be prophets for the Congolese people.
Video highlights from Pope Francis’ third day in the Democratic Republic of Congo, during which he held a lively encounter with young Catholics and catechists, encouraged local Church ministers in their mission, and met with Jesuits serving in DR Congo.
Pope Francis sends a message to the world’s religious men and women for the World Day for Consecrated Life, and highlights the importance of their rich charisms on behalf of the mission of the Church.
Pope Francis establishes an education center on integral ecology in the papal residence of Castel Gandolfo, near Rome, to promote “ecological conversion” as called for in his Encyclical Laudato si’.
Pope Francis encourages priests, deacons, consecrated persons and seminarians to put Christ at the centre of their lives and to be joyful witnesses of the Gospel.
Pope Francis meets with young people and catechists from across the Democratic Republic of Congo, and urges them never to grow discouraged in their quest to resist corruption.
Amid ongoing tensions between the bordering nations, Bishops from DRC and Rwanda come together during Pope Francis' Apostolic Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Pope Francis’ meeting with the survivors of violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday was deeply touching. The Holy Father was clearly moved as he listened to the stories of those marked by extreme violence, pain and evil that knows no reason