Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury to lead spiritual retreat for South Sudan’s leaders

April 9, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] Political and Christian leaders from South Sudan will gather in the Vatican this week for an unprecedented spiritual retreat led by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis. The retreat was described by Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti as a “propitious occasion for reflection and prayer, as well as an occasion for encounter and reconciliation, in a spirit of respect and trust, to those who in this moment have the mission and the responsibility to work for a future of peace and prosperity for the South Sudanese people.”

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