Spiritual retreat

  • Pope to Give Concluding Address at South Sudan Spiritual Retreat in Vatican

    Pope Francis exchanges gifts with South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit during a private audience at the Vatican, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (Credit: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool.)

    Alessandro Gisotti Issues Statement on April 10-11 Encounter in the Vatican With the African Country’s Civil and Church Leadership

    By Deborah Castellano Lubov 

    Pope Francis will address top South Sudanese civil and church authorities in the Vatican.

    Alessandro Gisotti, Director of the Holy See Press Office, stated this in a statement he issued today, April 9, about the spiritual retreat in the Vatican, April 10-11, in which the highest civil and ecclesiastical authorities of South Sudan will participate. The Pontiff, he said, will give a closing address on Thursday afternoon.

  • Spiritual retreat with South Sudan leaders in Vatican: time to choose life

    Pope Francis meets South Sudan's President Salva Kiir in March 2019  (Vatican Media)

    A Spiritual Retreat involving civil and ecclesiastical authorities of South Sudan is held in the Vatican, and is opened by the Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin. Reflections include a meditation centered on the national anthem of Africa’s youngest country.


    By Giada Aquilino, Vatican News

    A time of grace dedicated to reflection and prayer, to ask God "for a future of peace and prosperity for the people of South Sudan".