The Archbishop of Canterbury addressed tens of hundreds of other people at an ecumenical prayer vigil in Juba this night time with Pope Francis and the Church of Scotland Moderator.

During his homily the Archbishop known as for girls to be valued and condemned the sexual violence that such a lot of ladies in South Sudan have confronted.

He additionally mentioned the younger other people of South Sudan should now not be “deceived into war” and that leaders “can make the choice to listen or not; they can model valuing those who are different from them, or they can create division.”

The Archbishop, Pope Francis and Moderator Dr Iain Greenshields every addressed the massive crowd at John Garang Mausoleum on the second one day in their historical Pilgrimage for Peace to South Sudan.

At the tip of the prayer vigil the 3 Church leaders gave a blessing in combination.

Addressing the theme of cohesion, the Archbishop mentioned: “In a world of famine and thirst, of natural disaster, faith in God’s abundance is hard. But when we are one, we value each other like we value the limbs on our own bodies.”

He persevered: “Young other people: you’re the majority of South Sudan. You aren’t simply the longer term, you’re the provide. If we worth you, we will be able to concentrate for your hopes for peace and alternative and we permit the ones hopes to form the priorities of our country and church. You may not be deceived into struggle. You may not be compelled to kill. You will disagree with others, however you are going to nonetheless love them. You will set an obedient development of affection to God.