South Sudan’s Kiir Confesses: I Trembled when Pope Francis Kissed my Feet

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir has revealed he trembled when the Catholic Church leader Pope Francis kissed his feet in Vatican recently.

President Kiir in an Easter message sent out on Saturday, said the obviously unbelievable actions of His Holiness, did not only shock people across the world but also left him “shocked, deeply touched and trembled”.

“I want to report to all of you how humbling and touching this experience was.  The whole world was shocked when His Holiness knell down to kiss our feet. I was personally shocked and deeply touched and of course I trembled,” said Kiir.

The pictures and videos of Pope kissing the feet of South Sudan leaders, responsible for the wanton sufferings and impact of 6 years’ brutal civil war, indeed stunned the world.

The leaders including Kiir and his wife, opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar and his wife Angelina Teny and controversial vice president Taban Deng participated in a spiritual retreat of April 10th – 11th 2019 at Vatican.

Just like his nemesis, Machar who declared end of war after the Vatican retreat, Kiir stated that it will have a permanent effect on the future of South Sudan stability.

“Not only did I feel a great sense of reverence for His Holiness, I also strongly feel that what happened in Vatican will have an indelible impact on the peace and stability of our beloved nation,” he stressed.

Adding: “It was unprecedented for the Poe, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Moderator to get together to mediate and pray for our country. I now have the reason to believe the words of Prophet Isaiah’s prophecy that the people from the land of Cush shall raise a flag on Mt. Zion.”


President Kiir concluded that the commemoration of the death and rise of Jesus should as well ignite stability in South Sudan.

“May the peace of our Lord touch us all during this Easter and may the unity and stability of our country rise with the risen Christ,” concluded Kiir.

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