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President Kiir assures Vatican of credible elections

By staff writer

President Salva Kiir has reassured the Holy See of his administration’s commitment, to conduct free and credible elections this Year.

The President made the assurance on Monday while receiving Pope’s envoy, Cardinal Michael Czerny at J1, in Juba, according to office of the president.

According to Presidential Affairs Minister, Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro said Kiir welcomed Vatican’s willingness to support the upcoming general elections.

Cardinal Czerny said Pope Francis is looking forward to seeing peaceful, free, fair and credible elections in South Sudan.

The Vatican Envoy also recounted that the Holy Father warmly remembers his last year’s visit to South Sudan, calling on the leaders to embrace peace and stability as the country heads toward a democratic transition.


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