Pope’s Visit to South Sudan Draws Closer.

Pope Francis is looking forward to visiting South Sudan in July, the pontiff, Archbishop of Canterbury and a Scottish church official said in a joint message.

The Pope  is expected to visit South Sudan from July 5 to July 7, amid continuing unrest in the country.

The message released by the Vatican on Monday was addressed to South Sudanese political leaders and signed by the Pope, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Jim Wallace, Moderator of the Church of Scotland. The three church officials will visit South Sudan together.

The Pope’s mobility has been limited of late by a nagging knee problem. On Thursday, Francis, 85, was seen for the first time in public using a wheelchair.

The majority of South Sudan’s population is Christian and the Pope’s visit is highly awaited by the citizens of the young nation.

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