Pope Francis pleads for peace as he meets South Sudanese people displaced by war
Juba, South Sudan CNN —Pope Francis called for peace on Saturday as he met a group of several hundred South Sudanese people internally displaced by war at an event in the country’s capital Juba.
South Sudan has been in a civil war since 2013, and a 2018 peace agreement has yet to be fully implemented.
Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images Pope Francis meets with a group of South Sudanese Jesuits in Juba.
Vatican Media/ABACA/Shutterstock Women holding flags and peace banners await the arrival of Pope Francis at the St. Theresa Cathedral in Juba, South Sudan.
Ben Curtis/AP Pope Francis disembarks at Juba International Airport during his apostolic journey to Juba, South Sudan, on February 3.
Yara Nardi/Reuters A nun reacts as she welcomes Pope Francis during his visit to Juba, South Sudan.
Handout/Vatican Media/Reuters Worshipers greet Pope Francis as he arrives at N'Dolo Airport.
Moses Sawasawa/AP Pope Francis is seen amid a crowd at N'Dolo Airport on February 1.
Alexis Huguet/AFP/Getty Images A woman with a child holds an image of Pope Francis at N'Dolo Airport.
Alexis Huguet/AFP/Getty Images People sleep on the grass ahead of Pope Francis' arrival at N'Dolo Airport in Kinshasa.
Arsène Mpiana/AFP/Getty Images Pope Francis is welcomed by residents of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, on Tuesday, January 31.
Jerome Delay/AP Pope Francis shakes hands with President Tshisekedi during the first day of his visit to the DRC.