Photos: Moment Pope Francis Kneels To Kiss The Feet Of Rival South Sudan Leaders.
Photos shows Pope Francis appealing to South Sudanese President – Salva Kiir, Vice President-designate – Riek Machar, and Rebecca Nuandeng De Mabio.
The Pope said: “To the three of you who signed the Peace Agreement, I ask you, as a brother, remain in peace.” May peace reign. “The 82-year-old pope’s gesture of going on his knees and kissing the feet of the leaders had left many present in the room surprised. Despite suffering from chronic leg pain, he had sought the support of his aides to carry out his gesture.”