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 Fecha: 2013-02-22

A communiqué was released today by the Holy See stating its intention to establish an Apostolic Nunciature in the African state.

The communiqué says that the two bodies "being desirous of promoting bonds of mutual friendship, have decided by common accord to establish diplomatic relations at the level of Apostolic Nunciature on the part of the Holy See and of Embassy on the part of the Republic of South Sudan.

The United Arab Emirates, officially recognized in 2011, is a land-locked country and is a UN member state, as well as a member state of the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development.

There are an estimated 2 million Christians, mostly Catholics, among the population of 8.2 million. 

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