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Pope begs for peace in South Sudan

VATICAN (CNS): At the end of a highly unusual spiritual retreat for the political leaders of warring factions of South Sudan on April 11 held at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, Pope Francis knelt at their feet, begging them to give peace a chance and to be worthy “fathers of the nation.”
 
Unscripted, he said to them, “As a brother, I ask you to remain in peace. I ask you from my heart, let’s go forward. There will be many problems, but do not be afraid.” 
 

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