Christmas message to South Sudan Political Leaders signed by Pope Francis together with Archbishop Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Reverend John Chalmers, ex–Moderator of the Church of Scotland

(25 December 2019)


Your Excellencies,

In this Christmas season and at the beginning of a new year, we wish to extend to you and to all the people of South Sudan our best wishes for your peace and prosperity, and to assure you of our spiritual closeness as you strive for a swift implementation of the Peace Agreements.

                We raise our prayers to Christ the Saviour for a renewed commitment to the path of reconciliation and fraternity, and we invoke abundant blessings upon each of you and upon the entire nation.

                May the Lord Jesus, Prince of Peace, enlighten you and guide your steps in the way of goodness and truth, and bring to fulfilment our desire to visit your beloved country.