Day 2

MAY | 2022

South Sudan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Pope Francis is scheduled to make a visit to the East African country of South Sudan.

The people expect that Pope’s visit will boost peace efforts in South Sudan. It can encourage and enlighten the local Churches engaged in the long reconciliation process. Rains in South Sudan started again and communities face more flooding and places are inundated with water, and dire humanitarian consequences are expected.  Pray for the humanitarians to scale up the response to help communities cope with the current rainy season and arrange for resources and equipment to save lives. Pray for God’s saving power that upholds the universe to transform the lives of the people for a better living  (The Bible, 2 Corinthians 3:18).

Sources:

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/church/news/2022-04/bishop-carlassare-south-sudan-pope-francis-pacification.html

https://reliefweb.int/report/south-sudan/rains-south-sudan-start-again-communities-face-more-flooding-amid-growing-hunger

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Salva Kiir Mayardit is the President and the Prime Minister is Abdallah Hamdok of South Sudan. South Sudan, a nation of roughly 11 million people, is seen as one of the most diverse nations in the region, consisting of more than 60 different ethnic groups. Around 60% of its population identifies as Christian. Although it attained independence from Sudan in 2011, in recent years, political disputes have largely fallen along ethnic lines. South Sudan is only recently emerging from a devastating, multi-year civil war.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Salva Kiir Mayardit
HEAD OF GOV.
President Salva Kiir Mayardit
POPULATION
12,230,730
CHRISTIANS
58.1%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
11.3%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Christianity
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
2,093,729
LIFE EXPECTANCY
62.04 yrs
LITERACY RATE
27%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
50.6%