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Trauma Healing Training in South Sudan’s Yei Diocese to Foster Forgiveness: Facilitator

Aug 12, 2022

The workshop on trauma healing that the Catholic Diocese of Yei in South Sudan organized in collaboration with Mission Aviation Fellowship aims at fostering repentance and forgiveness in the East-Central African nation, a facilitator has said.   

Some of the participants in the July 25-30 Diocesan Week on Synodality in Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Doing synodality” among Highlights of “Diocesan Week” on Synodality in Rumbek, S. Sudan

Aug 9, 2022

The need to go beyond discussing about the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality to “doing synodality” is among the highlights of the recently concluded “Diocesan Week” on synodality in the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, the Bishop of the South Sudanese Episcopal See has said.

Fr. Mbikoyo Charles. Credit: CDTY/Facebook

Engage Youth “in productive activities” to Curb Violence in South Sudan: Catholic Priest

Aug 9, 2022

A Catholic Priest in South Sudan has emphasized the need to engage young people in the East-Central African nation “in productive activities” to address the challenge of violence in the country.

Fr. Charles Mbikoyo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Entity in South Sudan Spearheading Dialogue, Reconciliation to End Conflict

Aug 7, 2022

The Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CODEP), the social wing of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY), is spearheading dialogue and reconciliation among communities in conflict in the South Sudanese Diocese, the Director of the Catholic entity has said.

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catechists in South Sudanese Diocese Urged to “continue serving people” amid Challenges

Aug 3, 2022

Catechists in South Sudan’s Yei Catholic Diocese have been called upon “to continue serving the people of God” amid challenges in their respective lives.

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of South Sudan's Yei Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Stop threatening our people”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan to Military, Armed Rebels

Jul 29, 2022

The Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Catholic Diocese has called on the military and armed rebels to halt their threats and intimidation of the people of God in the East-Central African nation.

Bishop Christian Carlassare of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

“Divine mercy has protected me”, Catholic Bishop in South Sudan on Coping after Shooting

Jul 17, 2022

Bishop Christian Carlassare who was shot in April 2021, weeks after his appointment as to the Local Ordinary of the Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, is holding up fine.

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo and Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony. Credit: Office of the Governor - CEG Media Unit

Enhance “military-civilian relations” to Facilitate Return of Refugees: Bishop in S. Sudan

Jul 16, 2022

The Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Catholic Diocese has underscored the need to enhance relations between the military and civilians saying such relationships can facilitate the return of refugees to their respective homes.

Bishop Christian Carlassare of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Diocese in South Sudan to Introduce “care for creation” Classes in Catholic Schools

Jul 15, 2022

The Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan is set to include the social doctrine of the Church classes in the Primary and Secondary schools run by the Diocese to educate learners about care for the environment at the basic level in the East-central African country.

Bishop Yunan Tombe Trille, delivering the message of members of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Vatican Cardinal’s Visit an “encouragement to remain vigilant”: Bishops in Sudan, S. Sudan

Jul 11, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Sudan and South Sudan have, in a collective statement, described the visit of the Vatican Secretary of State to the East-Central African nation as an “encouragement” for the people of God in the two neighboring countries “to remain vigilant” before the realization of Pope Francis’ the postponed ecumenical trip.

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Let’s Work on Achieving Peace in South Sudan “before the Pope comes”: Apostolic Nuncio

Jul 9, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in South Sudan has called on the people of God in the East-Central African nation to work toward achieving lasting peace in the country as they await the realization of the postponed ecumenical visit. 

Pietro Cardinal Parolin with Seminarians from St. Paul Major Seminary after the Mass in Juba. Credit: ACI Africa

Take Advantage of “time of your formation”: Vatican Cardinal to South Sudanese Seminarians

Jul 8, 2022

On the last day of his official visit to South Sudan, the Vatican Secretary of State has urged Major Seminarians in the East-Central African nation to take advantage of their years of Seminary formation. 

“It’s time for responsibility, concrete action”: Vatican Cardinal to S. Sudan Authorities

Jul 7, 2022

The Vatican Secretary of State who has been visiting South Sudan has told authorities in the East-Central African nation to take “concrete actions” to bring lasting peace.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin and President Salva Kiir. Credit: Office of the President - Republic of South Sudan/Facebook

Wage War for “peace and development”: Vatican Secretary to South Sudanese Authorities

Jul 7, 2022

The Vatican Secretary of State who is currently visiting South Sudan has told authorities in the East-Central African that the only “necessary fight” should be the one toward “peace and development”.

Dr Iain Greenshields(right) and Archbishop Justin Welby (left). Credit: Church of Scotland

“We hope to be with you soon”: Church Leaders on Postponed Ecumenical Visit to South Sudan

Jul 6, 2022

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland have, in separate messages, assured the people of God in South Sudan that their ecumenical pilgrimage that was postponed will be realized. 

Pietro Cardinal Parolin addressing journalists after his arrival in Juba on 5 July 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Pope Francis “very much concerned about peace, reconciliation in South Sudan”: Secretary

Jul 5, 2022

The Vatican Secretary of State who is currently visiting South Sudan has said that Pope Francis is “very much concerned” about the progress of efforts towards lasting peace and reconciliation in the East-Central African nation.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin in Kiev, Ukraine, in 2017. | Shutterstock.

Vatican State Secretary’s South Sudan Trip “doesn’t replace” Pope Francis’ Visit: Bishop

Jul 5, 2022

The visit of the Vatican Secretary of State to South Sudan on the day Pope Francis was previously scheduled to arrive in the East-Central African nation “doesn’t replace” the visit of the Holy Father to the country, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said.

Pope Francis sends a video message to the people of DRC and South Sudan, 2 July 2022./ Screenshot: Vatican News YouTube channel.

“Do not let yourselves be robbed of hope”: Pope Francis to Congolese, South Sudanese

Jul 3, 2022

Pope Francis has urged the people of God in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan not to let themselves “be robbed of hope” despite his decision to postpone his pastoral trip to the two African nations.

Bishop Christian Carlassare of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Radio Good News/Facebook

Catechists in Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan, Urged “to remain active” in Evangelization

Jun 30, 2022

Catechists in the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan have been called upon “to remain active” in their ministry of evangelization at the grassroots.

Bishop Christian Carlassare of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Radio Good News/Facebook

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Announces “Diocesan Week” on Synodality End of July

Jun 29, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Rumbek in South Sudan has announced a “Diocesan Week” to be realized at the end of July with participants focusing on the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality.