Pope kisses South Sudan president’s feet, begs for peace


Pope Francis on Thursday kissed the feet of South Sudan’s President Salva Kit, in an unprecedented plea for the bloodletting and fighting in the troubled African country to come to a quick end.

The pope made the gesture at the end of a two-day retreat at the Vatican for the leaders of the Central African nation.

He also prayed for peace in the country.

On the delegation was Vice-President Riek Machar.



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