domenica 29 gennaio 2023

Sud Sudan
Pope and Justin Welby to visit South Sudan amid tensions over LGBTQ+ rights

(Harriet Sherwood - The Guardian)
Head of Anglican church in South Sudan said archbishop of Canterbury was ‘failing to defend biblical truth’. Pope Francis and the archbishop of Canterbury will begin a historic joint visit to South Sudan on Friday against the backdrop of potential tensions over LGBTQ+ rights. The leaders of the global Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, whose numbers are growing in sub-Saharan Africa in contrast to the west, will be joined on their “pilgrimage of peace” by the leader of the Church of Scotland. Pope Francis, Justin Welby and Iain Greenshields will meet President Salva Kiir, bishops and clergy, and people displaced by conflict in the area. Before the visit, Francis and Welby have risked angering local political and church (...)