Pope meets South Sudan politicians

South Sudanese leaders will meet Pope Francis and other spiritual leaders in Vatican, ahead of the start of the implementation of the peace deal to end a brutal civil war which erupted in December 2013.

According to the Vatican press services, Sudanese President Salva Kiir, rebel leader Riek Machar, and religious leaders in South Sudan will participate in a “spiritual retreat” for peace in the country billed for April 10 t and 11.