The trip of Pope Francis in Congo and South Sudan: a webinar to learn more about “God-forsaken countries?”

The reality of South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo: a webinar promoted by AVSI to learn about the problems and potential of the countries that Pope Francis will visit in February.

Pope Francis will be making a historic visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan in early January.

To help you prepare for the trip AVSI organize a webinar with its representatives in both countries on Monday, January 16 at 3 p.m. (Italian time).

Available to take your questions and help you better understand the difficult realities in both countries will be:

  • From Juba - Gino Barsella, country representative South Sudan and Elizabeth Anon, programme officer – gender advisor.
  • From Goma - Daniele Mazzone, country representative DRC and Providence Bireke, RH Manager.

Maria Laura Conte, communications director for AVSI-People for Development, will moderate from Milan.

The webinar will be held in Italian and English.

Those who wish to participate are kindly asked to register with Anna Zamboni, AVSI press office manager, by sending an email to