Building Peace in South Sudan and the Congo


Building peace together in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo: this is the title of the round table discussion held on 18 January in the main conference hall of the Pontifical Urbanianum University, Rome, Italy.

The event, organized by the Union of Male Superiors General and the Solidarity for South Sudan Association, in collaboration with the Dicastery for Integral Human Development Service, took place after a prayer meeting for the Congo and South Sudan held in St. Peter’s Basilica on 23 November 2017. The Prayer Meeting was convened and presided over by Pope Francis so as to ask for peace for these two countries, marked by constant wars and violence.

Religious, the laity, members of various associations and representatives of the academic world attended the Urbanianum event, the purpose of which was to discuss the causes underlying the torment in this part of the world and explore and promote concrete solidarity actions to help the local populations.