Vatican’s Cardinal Parolin Arrives in South Sudan, Extending Support for Peace Process
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, arrived in Juba on Monday with a mission to foster and encourage the ongoing peace process in South Sudan, which runs from August 14 to 17.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, arrived in Juba on Monday morning for a visit to South Sudan from August 14 to 17. He just returned from Angola, where he presided over Archbishop Penemote’s episcopal ordination.
The Cardinal will spend Monday in Juba, two days in the Diocese of Malakal, and Thursday in Rumbek.
Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla, Archbishop of Juba, spoke about the Cardinal Secretary of State’s visit to South Sudan in an interview with local media that was streamed on Facebook by Radio Bakhita, the Archdiocese of Juba’s Catholic radio station.
Vatican’s Diplomatic Initiative
Cardinal Parolin’s visit to South Sudan is a testament to the Vatican’s commitment to peace and diplomacy. As one of the world’s most prominent religious leaders, his presence serves as a symbol of unity and hope. His meetings with government officials, community leaders, and religious figures aim to offer spiritual guidance and diplomatic support to advance the peace process and alleviate the suffering of the South Sudanese people.
Strengthening Peaceful Dialogue
Amidst the complex challenges faced by South Sudan, Cardinal Parolin’s arrival highlights the importance of peaceful dialogue and mediation. His interactions with various stakeholders aim to facilitate open discussions, promote understanding, and bridge divides. By advocating for dialogue and mutual respect, the Vatican aims to contribute to a sustainable peace that addresses the root causes of conflict and paves the way for a brighter future for the nation.
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