Yei, 31 October, 2022 / 9:01 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Bishop of Yei Diocese in South Sudan has called upon the natives of his Episcopal See residing in the capital city to join him in initiatives to rebuild the “badly broken” South Sudanese Diocese.
Speaking during a meeting with members of the Catholic community of Yei Diocese based in South Sudan’s capital city, Juba, Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo underscored the potential of the natives of his Episcopal See to make the Diocese “begin rising again”.
“You are the people we are going to work with; we have to work together to rebuild our Diocese destroyed during the conflict because it's a task for all of us,” Bishop Lodiong said during the Saturday, October 29 meeting.
Making reference to the July 2016 – January 2017 violence during which human rights violations and abuses against civilians were reported, he said that Yei Diocese “is badly broken” and that a lot needs to be done “to rebuild it”.
“We are not going to say because the situation is very bad we can’t do anything to rebuild the Diocese,” the South Sudanese Bishop said during the meeting that was held at St. Paul National Major Seminary in Juba.