Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Pope Francis Donates $550,000 to South Sudan


The Vatican has announced that it is donating about $515,000 towards aid projects in South Sudan, AFP news agency reports.
 
The move comes after Pope Francis dropped plans to visit South Sudan because of security fears in a country hit by myriad conflicts since it gained independence from Sudan in 2011.
 
The $515,000 would be spent on two hospitals run by nuns, a teacher training programme and a project to buy seeds and tools for some 2,500 farming families.
 
Speaking at a press conference at the Vatican, Ghana’s Bishop Peter Turkson said the aid was a “concrete sign” of the pontiff’s closeness to the people of South Sudan.

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