Church leaders in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State are asking South Sudan government to implement lasting peace as major honor to the Pope Francis’ visit.
Pope Francis is now in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is expected to arrive in the South Sudan’s capital, Juba, on Friday.
Pope will meet hold talks with the government leaders on peace and other challenges facing the people in the country.
On this backdrop, the state church leaders say politicians should work hard to implement the 2018 peace agreement to end the suffering of people.
“We should use that opportunity to ask God to bless our hearts and give us peace that nothing can ever break,” said Bishop Akok Barkat of the Christian Unity Fellowship Church.
Barkat urged all believers to pray for God to guide the government on the implementation process.
Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church, the bishop of Rome and sovereign of the Vatican City State.