Pope Francis leaves South Sudan, bound for Rome

Pope Francis visits South Sudan
Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Holy Mass at John Garang Mausoleum, during his apostolic journey, in Juba, South Sudan, February 5, 2023. Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS

JUBA, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Pope Francis flew out of South Sudan on Sunday with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Church of Scotland Moderator Iain Greenshields after a joint visit by the three Christian leaders to the world's newest country.

Their flight was due to land in Rome at about 1615 GMT.

Reporting by Philip Pullella; Writing by Estelle Shirbon; Editing by Toby Chopra

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