Yei, 18 May, 2021 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has, on the occasion of his 51st Priestly anniversary, appealed for unity in the face of various national challenges, including insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are just in one boat, the boat of the world, the boat in which the situation just finds us as we are, like Coronavirus and insecurities everywhere,” Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe said Monday, May 17 during the Eucharistic celebration.
Making reference to cases of insecurity in his episcopal see, Bishop Tombe said, “Such situations can only be withstood when we have strength and stand together. I call you to be patient and take care of the situation.”
“I appeal for our unity especially during the time of difficulties like this in our country, let us be one,” the South Sudanese Bishop who turned 78 last month reiterated.
Addressing himself to the faithful at the Christ the King Cathedral of Yei Diocese during Holy Mass May 17 morning, Bishop Tombe noted, “We have put more attention to COVID-19 and forgot that there are more killers of our life in our communities.”