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Pope says South Sudan's future depends on treatment of women

Pope Francis warned Saturday that South Sudan's future depends on how it treats its women, as he highlighted their horrific plight in a country where sexual violence is rampant, child brides are common and the maternal mortality rate is the highest in the world.

Pope Francis meets a displaced girl during a meeting with internally displaced persons in the "Freedom Hall" in Juba, South Sudan, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)



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