Religious Leaders of South Sudan Meet With Pope

Pope Francis, who's 78th birthday is today, waves as he leaves at the end of his general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican.

Church leaders from South Sudan have asked Pope Francis to make a joint peace mission to the war-torn country. Leaders met with Francis at the Vatican and invited him to visit the country to bring the message of peace and brotherly love directly to the people and the quarreling members of the government and political parties. South Sudan Christian leaders said they are certain that by working together, they can convince their people that dialogue, reconciliation and cooperation are the only paths to the peace and prosperity the South Sudanese have struggled so long to obtain.

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