- Jun 3, 2020
Nigerian Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyaken has joined African religious leaders to demand quick implementation of the latest peace agreement on South Sudan, which the government and rebel groups signed last year.
Colombia’s bishops have said “weapons and violence only generate destruction,” after leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) announced “a new stage of fighting.”
For two years Pope Francis has been vocal about his intention to visit South Sudan as soon as security conditions allow, and while peacemaking is still in progress, one man close to the negotiations has said it’s only a matter of time.
More than four-and-a-half years after a devastating civil war broke out in the world’s youngest country, a permanent ceasefire has been declared by South Sudan officials and rebel leaders.
Catholic bishops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo criticized the lack of sincere political will during the latest round of negotiations to regain stability in the country. The bishops had enough after all parties were pulling back from a decision they had previously agreed on.
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said, “if the DUP think in the aftermath of an election they’re going to step back into ministerial positions short of resolving the critical issues, then they’re living in a fool’s paradise,” giving little chance for future power-sharing.