Kiir urges rival Machar to return to South Sudan

South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Tuesday urged rebel chief Riek Machar to return to Juba during a speech to parliament in which he vowed to uphold a shaky peace deal. Kiir said he was deeply touched and had “trembled” in April when Pope Francis knelt to kiss his feet at a Vatican retreat with his rival, adding that this had laid a heavy responsibility on his shoulders. “I have completely forgiven him [Machar] and all I ask from him is to…