sabato 2 luglio 2022

Pope urges Congo, South Sudan to work for peace, prosperity

(Nicole Winfield, AP)
Pope Francis urged the people and leaders of Congo and South Sudan on Saturday to “turn a page” and forge new paths of reconciliation, peace and development. Francis issued a video message on the day he had planned to begin a weeklong pilgrimage to the two African countries. He canceled the scheduled trip last month because of knee pain that makes walking and standing difficult. In the message, Francis said he was “greatly disappointed” to not be able to travel and promised to visit “as soon as possible.” (...)