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AFRICA: “Do Not Forget South Sudan”

Pope Francis has called on the international community not to forget South Sudan and in particular the serious humanitarian emergency unfolding there, according to Vatican Radio. The Pope made the call on South Sudan in the preface he wrote for a new book on South Sudan. The book, published in Italian, is authored by Comboni missionary, Father Daniele Moschetti (in photo).

“Usually missionaries are the ones to tell (the world) about lives lived on the periphery on behalf of the poor. So too is this testimony of Father Daniele Moschetti, a Comboni missionary, who offers a compelling account of the generous and passionate commitment of so many missionaries living side by side with those in need and, above all, of those who suffer because of ongoing conflicts that cause death and destruction,” Pope Francis wrote in the preface.

Pope Francis has implored the international community, and everyone who believes in the Gospel not to give up on South Sudan because to do so would be to betray the lesson of the Gospel.

The book, South Sudan: The Long and Sorrowful Path towards Peace, Justice, and Dignity, is a collection of Moschetti’s personal experiences of a land in which he lived and one to which he is still attached. It is part diary; part missionary chronicle and commentary. The book is a rich account of information which tackles the complicated conflict while avoiding a patronizing or know-it-all attitude. 
 


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