Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury send Christmas peace wishes to South Sudan
Pope Francis and Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, sent wishes of peace and prosperity to South Sudan as negotiations faltered between the nations rebels and it’s government on Wednesday.
Peace talks over South Sudan’s five year civil war ended in capital city Juba on Christmas eve without any significant breakthrough.
The opposing factions had agreed a peace deal in September 2018. This was a temporary pause to the violence and bloodshed that began five years earlier in the World’s youngest country.
The leaders of the Catholic and Anglican churches hoped for a swift implementation of the peace agreements.