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South Sudan: Safety heightened in Juba forward of papal go to

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Safety forces in South Sudan had been getting ready Thursday for the arrival of Pope Francis who visits the nation as a part of his African journey.

Francis kicked off his six day tour in Democratic Republic of the Congo on Tuesday the place he has already presided over a Mass for 1 million folks and heard firsthand of atrocities some have endured following the battle within the nation’s east.

He landed in South Sudan on Friday the place he’ll go to the nation’s capital, Juba.

On Thursday safety forces, which included armed soliders and cops, motivated themselves by working round he courtyard at Juba police station, brandishing their weapons in celebration of the pope’s arrival.

The spokesman for South Sudan Folks’s Defence Forces’, Main Normal Lul Ruai, mentioned greater than 5,000 safety personnel can be deployed round Juba throughout Francis’ go to.

Safety was additionally being heightened across the metropolis’s residential areas mentioned Main Normal Daniel Justin Boulo Achor, spokesman for the South Sudan Nationwide Police Service.

“Some criminals, when individuals are out, they are going to be changing them of their homes so we can have patrols in residential areas to guarantee that the homes are protected in the course of the celebrations,” he mentioned.