Bishop Anthony Poggo, the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, met with the Governor of Central Equatoria State, Emmanuel Adil, in Juba, South Sudan, today (Monday). During the visit, Bishop Anthony reiterated the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby’s, commitment towards consolidating the Government’s quest for sustainable peace and reconciliation, and free, fair and credible elections as slated for 2024.
Bishop Anthony also underscored the impactful role that the papal visit with Archbishop Justin and the Church of Scotland Moderator to South Sudan earlier this year has played in enhancing unity of purpose among the faithful and calls on the political leadership to follow suit.
The Governor expressed his warmest congratulations to Bishop Anthony for the trust bestowed upon him his leadership role in the Anglican Communion. He described Bishop Anthony’s elevation to the position of the Secretary General as manifestation of his enormous commitment and dedication to serving humanity within the Anglican Communion as well as his distinctive spiritual background as evidenced by his unmatched sermons.
The Governor further appealed to the Anglican Communion and the international Community at large to join the South Sudan Government’s efforts towards the realisation of peaceful elections as demonstrated by the political will of President Kiir to usher the country into 2024 General Elections as stipulated in the revitalised peace agreement.
While In Juba, Bishop Anthony also made a courtesy visit to South Sudan’s new Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Honourable Dr James Pitia Morgan, as well having as other meetings.