Today concluded a two-day retreat at the Vatican for South Sudan’s political leaders.

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In Sudan, Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf announced the end of Bashir’s rule saying the country would enter a two-year period of military rule to be followed by presidential elections.
Both the South Sudanese government and former rebels expressed alarm over the coup.
“Sudan labored so hard to restore peace and stability and because of that we have the current prevailing peace agreement in South Sudan and it is a guarantor,” Martin Elia Lomoro, South Sudan’s cabinet affairs minister, said in a meeting with international ceasefire monitors.

In relation to that, the Pope has paid a visit to South Sudan and today in the Vatican: In an unprecedented gesture, Pope Francis kisses the feet of South Sudan President Salva Kiir as he prays and begs for peace in that country.
The pope begged the leaders to give peace a chance.

We hope for a better outcome of this visit by the Pope.