Pope will visit South Sudan in October, Bishop says


Pope Francis is planning an October visit to South Sudan, according to a bishop from that country.

Bishop Erkolano Tombe of Yei told the Reuters news agency that a Vatican official confirmed plans for the visit, “but we don’t know the exact date yet.”

Bishop tombe acknowledged that planning for the proposed papal trip would depend on the situation in South Sudan, where persistent violence has raised serious concerns about security.

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