Pope appeals for end to Sudan violence


Pope Francis has called for an immediate end to violence in Sudan after clashes erupted anew due to the collapse of a ceasefire.

Speaking during the traditional Sunday prayer at the Vatican’s famous St. Peter’s Square, the Pope addressed the developments in Sudan.

“Unfortunately, the situation in Sudan remains grave, and therefore I renew my appeal for an end to the violence as soon as possible and for a return to the path of dialogue. I invite everyone to pray for our Sudanese brothers and sisters,” he said.

Ongoing clashes between rival military factions, the Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces, have persisted despite a 72-hour cease-fire declared for the Muslim holiday of Eid.

There have been reports of explosions and fighting, particularly around the military headquarters and presidential palace in Khartoum on Sunday.



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