Watch live: Pope Francis arrives in South Sudan with Archbishop of Canterbury and Church of Scotland Moderator
Watch live as Pope Francis arrives in South Sudan for a joint visit with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Church of Scotland Moderator Iain Greenshields.
It is the pontiff’s fifth visit to Africa since he became head of the Catholic Church in 2013, and his 40th trip overseas.
In an unprecedented joint foreign trip, the trio of Christian leaders will arrive in Juba today, 3 February, in the hopes of jolting a peace process aimed at ending a decade of conflict fought mostly along ethnic fault lines.
On the eve of the Pope’s arrival in South Sudan, 27 people were killed in the Central Equatoria state in violence between cattle herders and a local militia.
The pontiff’s visit comes after he travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he heard from victims of conflict who had witnessed the killings of relatives and been subjected to sexual slavery, amputation and forced cannibalism.
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