After dropping his South Sudan trip last month, it has been revealed the pope has donated $400,000 toward aid projects.
According to APS news agency, the Vatican say the amount would be spent on two hospitals run by nuns, a teacher training programme and a project to buy seeds and tools for around 2,500 farming families.
Speaking at the conference at the Vatican, Ghana’s bishop Peter Turkon said the aid was a “concrete sign” of the pontiff’s closeness to the people of South Sudan.
“The Holy Father does not forget the victims that no-one is listening to in this bloodthirsty and inhuman conflict.”
In May, Pope dropped his South Sudan dropped his plans to visit South Sudan due to security fears.
The country has been in conflict since it gained independence from Sudan in 2011.