Pope Francis has urged the leaders of South Sudan to overcome their divisions. His call comes three days after President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar agreed to delay forming a unity government until February next year. In April 2019, Pope Francis brought the two rivals to the Vatican for a retreat and in a dramatic gesture, knelt to kiss their feet as he urged them not to return to civil war.
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