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Sudanese bishops’ president expresses hope Francis will still visit South Sudan

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The leader of the Sudanese bishops’ conference is expressing hope that Pope Francis will still travel to South Sudan at some point in the future, and is calling on people in the country to work for peace there in order to ensure the pontiff is able to safely visit.

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala, president of the bishops’ conference for Sudan and South Sudan, said in a statement Tuesday that his group and all South Sudanese “were eagerly awaiting for the historic event of the visitation of His Holiness Pope Francis.”

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