The new moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is to join Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury on a “peace pilgrimage” to South Sudan.
The church leaders have been invited to the central African country by its president, Salva Kiir.
They will meet civil war victims and lead a large open-air prayer vigil.
Around 400,000 people have died as a result of violence since South Sudan gained independence in 2011.
Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields, who took over as Kirk moderator earlier this month, said he was “genuinely humbled” to be joining Pope Francis and Most Rev Justin Welby as representatives of the global church.END.