Pope Francis prepares to travel to strife-torn DRC and South Sudan

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Pope Francis is set to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan at the end of the month. The Holy See Press Office announces that Pope Francis will travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan for an ecumenical peace pilgrimage from 31 January to 5 …40th apostolic visit abroadThis journey, Bruni added, will be Pope Francis’ 40th apostolic visit abroad. He spent time describing the vitality of the Catholic Church in Africa, the large numbers of young Catholics, and he highlighted how Pope Francis dedicates much thought and prayers to Africa as witnessed by his messages, appeals and constant attention. We publish an excerpt of Pope Francis’ interview published online on Friday by Comboni missionaries in Spain in ‘Mundo Negro’ magazine. Pope Francis has long desired to travel to predominantly Christian South Sudan but the unstable situation in the country had complicated plans for a visit.
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