Juba, 24 April, 2022 / 9:45 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Nun serving at the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) has, at an online book launch, underscored the need for partnerships among members of Religious Orders and Societies of Apostolic Life in addressing the “enormous needs” of the people of God in South Sudan.
Addressing participants at the Thursday, April 21 event, Sr. Patricia Murray also highlighted the role of Solidarity with South Sudan (SSS), the initiative of UISG and the Union of Superiors General (USG), established in response to a request from the members of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC).
“I think today it takes inter-congregational collaboration to respond to the enormous needs that we face today in our world and particularly the needs of South Sudan as the country builds the new future,” Sr. Murray who is the UISG Executive Secretary said.
Recalling the collaboration of Religious Congregations in South Sudan under the auspices of SSS, the member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also known as the Loreto Sisters said, “We went from one Diocese to the next and we saw the devastation of war and we saw what was needed.”
“No single Religious Order could take up the challenge or could respond to this call, and therefore there was a clear sense that something new was needed and we needed to collaborate together,” she said during the launch of the book that details activities and projects of SSS published under the title, “Collaborative Mission in South Sudan: Towards a New Paradigm.”