South Sudan Minister of information and broadcasting on Saturday briefed the Sudan and South Sudan Bishops on the progress of the ongoing peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Michael Makuei Lueth in his briefing reiterated his call for the opposition to accept peace telling the Bishops that the people dying in the conflict regardless of which side are South Sudanese.
Archbishop of Juba Paulino Lukudu Loro said the Sudan Bishops Conference which ended on Friday necessitated a briefing by government on the latest development in peace talks in Ethiopia.
He said the briefing has satisfied their needs adding that the Bishops and the whole Christian body in South Sudan would increase prayers for peace.
Lukudu appreciated the government for briefing them on current events in the country, saying bishops are following the problems of South Sudan in prayers.
Archbishop Lukudu called for change of hearts, asserting that South Sudanese were not created for war, but peace.
The Catholic Bishops called for peace and repentance in the country reminding the nation to throw away bitterness in hearts for peace to prevail.
Emeritus Bishop Paride Taban of Torit Dioceses, Daniel Adwok the Auxiliary Bishop of Khartoum, Vincent Majwak Emeritus Bishop of Malakal and Michael Didi the Bishop of El-Obeit were among the six Bishops who attended the briefing.
The Bishops, South Sudan minister of information Michael Makuei Lueth, Awut Deng Acuil the Minister for Gender and Social Development Ministry officials said the prayer for peace in South Sudan towards the end of the briefing.