Yei, 25 September, 2023 / 4:33 pm (ACI Africa).
Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Yei is appealing for prayers for the three candidates awaiting ordination in October, the second for the Diocese since 2012, to prioritize the needs of the people in their ministry among the people of God.
In a Sunday, September 24 interview with ACI Africa, Bishop Lodiong also appealed for prayers for more Priestly and Religious vocations ahead of the ordination of Deacon Waran Charles Joseph to the Priesthood, and Seminarians Emmanuel Konga Kenyi and Joseph Unzi Wilson to the Diaconate scheduled to take place on October 8 at Sacred Heart Lomin Parish of Yei Diocese.
In a Sunday, September 24 interview with ACI Africa, Bishop Lodiong who had lamented the departure of missionaries from his Episcopal See for “fear for their lives” said the planned ordination provided an opportunity “for vocation animation and a call on families to reflect on their primary responsibility in the promotion of vocations.”
“My appeal to the faithful of Sacred Heart Lomin Parish in particular and to the faithful of the Diocese in general, is to pray for the new Priest and the two Deacons to be ordained so that they become selfless shepherds among them,” the South Sudanese Catholic Bishop said.
He added, “I appeal to them with the compassion of Christ to pray for more vocations and support morally and materially those who are already in Seminaries and Convents for their journey of formation.”