The apostolic nuncio in South Sudan said the visit by Cardinal Pietro Parolin is an extension of the ‘care and love’ of Pope Francis.
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The Vulnerable People Project also reportedly saved some 800 people trapped in the Sudanese capital.
The Pope invited prayers for the African country on Divine Mercy Sunday.
The Comboni missionary highlighted the joy of Christians who live their faith in Sudan.
The coup has been widely condemned, with the US and the World Bank withholding aid, and the African Union suspending Sudan from the bloc.
Sudanese religious freedom advocate Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag says a Catholic priest and the Little Sisters of the Poor gave her strength while she was in prison.
Across Africa, the Church’s clergy, religious and lay leaders are on the front lines of ethnic and religious conflict, even at the risk of their own lives, to build lasting peace.