Pope Francis Kisses Feet Of Two Rival South Sudan Leaders, Asks For Peace
Pope Francis, in a dramatic move to bring peace to South Sudan, knelt to kiss the feet of the country’s warring leaders.
He also urged them to not drive the country into another civil war.
He appealed to President Salva Kiir, his former deputy turned rebel leader Riek Machar, and three other vice presidents to respect an armistice they signed and commit to forming a unity government next month.
“I am asking you as a brother to stay in peace. I am asking you with my heart, let us go forward. There will be many problems but they will not overcome us. Resolve your problems,” Francis said in improvised remarks.