Christian faithfuls from the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek have left Awerial County and will arrive in Terekeka of Central Equatoria State on Wednesday evening, an official has confirmed.
The Catholic pilgrims reportedly embarked on the difficult journey of more than 300-kilometer distance to Juba on foot seven days ago, where they will arrive in the capital ahead to Pope Francis visit to the country.
Lakes State information minister William Kwoji said the believers could reach Terekeka today before proceeding to Juba.
“Yesterday they were in Awerial, they have walked now for seven days, today will make eight days and within today to tomorrow I hope they will be there with you in Juba, they are going well. The government provides security and other logistical matters,” Kwoji said.
It is presumed that they will be in Juba on Thursday.
Minister Kwoji told Eye Radio on Wednesday that the government has provided security and logistical support to the pilgrims.
“It is something being prepared, they prepared as a Church together with government, so there was no challenge only that those who may be losing from energy because of these seven days walking, it might be the challenge.”
“There are some areas that they take rest and they pray with the people. There are vehicles, there are vehicles moving with them, they walk for four hours and then they use vehicles and then they also reach certain stations. From there, they walk for four hours and then they use vehicles, just like that”.
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