Pope Francis' Joint Message with Justin Welby and Jim Wallace to South Sudan ahead of their Pilgrimage of Peace
In a joint message celebrating the Easter season, Pope Francis, Archbishop Justin Welby, and Reverend Jim Wallace invite South Sudan’s leaders to work for reconciliation and a future of peace and fraternity. The Pope is scheduled to travel to South Sudan in July together with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, in the person of Reverend Dr. Iain M. Greenshields who will succeed Reverend Jim Wallace in May. (Vatican News Excerpt)
Easter Message to the Political Leaders of South Sudan, signed jointly by the Holy Father Francis, His Grace Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Right Reverend Jim Wallace, Moderator of the Church of Scotland
Their Excellencies The Political Leaders of South Sudan Your Excellencies, In this Easter season, we write to share with you our joy as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who shows us that a new way is possible: a way of forgiveness and freedom, which enables us humbly to see God in each other, even in our enemies. This path leads to new life, both for us as individuals and for those we lead. It is our prayer that you will embrace afresh this way, in order to discern new avenues amid the challenges and struggles at this time. We pray too that your people will experience the hope of Easter through your leadership. In anticipation of our Pilgrimage of Peace this coming summer, we look forward to visiting your great country.
(Holy See Press Office - Vatican.va)