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Fr. Matthew Pagan (left), Sr. Lily Grace (center) and Sr. Agnes Leila Andrewous (right). Credit: ACI Africa

“Special call”: Liturgical Coordinators on Preparing for Papal Mass in South Sudan

Feb 7, 2023

The opportunity to serve Pope Francis during the February 5 Holy Mass in South Sudan was a fulfilling experience, those who were selected to coordinate the preparations for the Papal Mass in South Sudan’s capital city, Juba, have said.

Sr. Agnes Leila Andrewous. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Sister in South Sudan Shares Joy of Serving Two Visiting Popes

Feb 7, 2023

A Catholic Nun who actively participated in the celebration of the visit of Pope John Paul II to Sudan in 1993 had the opportunity to interact with a Pope for the second time when she served at the February 5 Papal Mass in South Sudan.

Caption: Pope Francis greeting congregation at Dr. John Garang Mausoleum on 5 February 2023 just before presiding over Holy Mass
Credit: ACI Africa

“Africa is happy, grateful”: Catholic Bishops on Pope Francis’ Visit Despite Frail Health

Feb 6, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Africa and Madagascar have expressed their gratitude to Pope Francis for visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan despite his poor health.

Some South Sudanese women during Holy Mass in Juba. Credit: ACI Africa

“Ensure women are protected, respected, valued”: Pope Francis to South Sudanese

Feb 6, 2023

In his encounter with Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) during his second day in South Sudan, Pope Francis urged respect for and protection of women.

Caption: Pope Francis greeting congregation at Dr. John Garang Mausoleum on 5 February 2023 just before presiding over Holy Mass. Credit: ACI Africa

Thanks for “bold decision” to Visit South Sudan: Catholic Archbishop to Pope Francis

Feb 6, 2023

The “bold decision” of Pope Francis to realize the ecumenical visit in South Sudan is an indication of the “solidarity with us”, Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla of the country’s Juba Archdiocese has said. 

Sr. Orla Treacy, a member of the Loreto Sisters who coordinated the nine-day “walking for peace” pilgrimage organized by the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek to meet Pope Francis. Credit: ACI Africa

Pope Francis’ “pure presence” in South Sudan is Beautiful: Catholic Missionary Nun

Feb 4, 2023

A Catholic missionary Nun working in South Sudan has expressed elation at meeting Pope Francis who is in the East-Central African country for an Ecumenical visit, noting that the Holy Father’s “pure presence” in Africa’s youngest nation means a lot for the country.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe. Credit: ACI Africa

Ecumenical Visit to South Sudan “fulfillment of a great desire”: Catholic Bishop

Feb 4, 2023

The arrival of three global church leaders in South Sudan on Friday, February 3 is a “fulfillment of a great desire” people have been yearning for, a Catholic Bishop in the East-Central African nation has said.

Credit: ACI Africa

United for Peace in South Sudan in the Nine-day “walking for peace”: Bishop, Pilgrims

Feb 3, 2023

Pilgrims in the nine-day “walking for peace” pilgrimage organized by the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek who arrived in Juba on Thursday, February 2, the eve of the arrival of Pope Francis in South Sudan, were united for peace and reconciliation in the country.

Hon. Susan Thomas Perembata, MP for Ezo County in South Sudan's Western Equatoria State. Credit: ACI Africa

Latest Papal Trip Answers, “Can something good happen in South Sudan?": Legislator

Feb 3, 2023

A Member of Parliament (MP) in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State has said the second leg of Pope Francis' two African nation trip is a “miracle” to the people of God in the East-Central African nation.

A poster welcoming Pope Francis to South Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Ecumenical flavor of unity”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan ahead of Ecumenical Visit

Feb 1, 2023

The arrival of three global church leaders in South Sudan on Friday, February 3 will bring about an “ecumenical flavor of unity”, a Catholic Bishop in the East-Central African nation has said in reference to the planned visit of Pope Francis, the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields.

Gabriel Cardinal Zubeir Wako during the meeting with President Salva Kiir in Juba. Credit: Office of the President of South Sudan/Facebook

“Continue spreading messages of peace”: Cardinal in Sudan ahead of Ecumenical Visit

Feb 1, 2023

As Pope Francis begins the first leg of his previously postponed pastoral trip to two African nations that the Vatican confirmed on December 1, the people of God in South Sudan where he is set to arrive on Friday, February 3 have been urged to be proactive in spreading messages of peace, love and unity.

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South Sudan lifts Suspension on Rome Peace Talks ahead of Ecumenical Visit

Jan 31, 2023

South Sudan has announced the lifting of the suspension on the Rome Peace talks with the Non-Signatory groups days to the arrival of Pope Francis, the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields, to the country.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, 29 January 2023. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Asks for Prayers Ahead of Apostolic Journey to DR Congo, South Sudan

Jan 30, 2023

Pope Francis is seeking prayerful solidarity as he prepares to embark on his third Apostolic trip to sub-Saharan Africa, beginning from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Tuesday, January 31, and then South Sudan from Friday, February 3. 

Pope Francis and the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at the Vatican on Oct. 5, 2021. Vatican Media

“A historic visit”: Archbishop of Canterbury on Ecumenical Trip to South Sudan

Jan 30, 2023

The Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said the planned ecumenical visit to be undertaken alongside Pope Francis and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields later this week is “historic”.

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Ecumenical Visit to South Sudan “an opportunity that God has given us once in life”

Jan 28, 2023

The planned ecumenical visit to South Sudan to be undertaken by Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields next week is a “once in life” opportunity from God for the realization of unity in South Sudan, a Catholic Priest involved in the preparations for the February 3-5 trip has said. 

Fr. Samuel Abe. Credit: ACI Africa

Planned Papal Encounter with IDPs in South Sudan “sign of solidarity”: Catholic Priest

Jan 28, 2023

The meeting of the Holy Father with the internally displaced persons (IDPs) when he visits South Sudan next week alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields, is a “sign of solidarity” with those suffering, a Catholic Priest involved in the preparations of the visit has told ACI Africa.

Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“All necessary measures put in place”: South Sudanese Governor ahead of Ecumenical Visit

Jan 27, 2023

Participants in the planned ecumenical visit to South Sudan have been assured of security as the time of the previously postponed Papal trip to two-African-nation nears.

Caption: Section of participants in the "walking for peace" pilgrimage of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek. Credit: Fr. Eric Wanyonyi Simiyu, SJ/Rumbek

Ecumenical Visit to Impact South Sudanese, “a blessing for us”: Catholic Missionary Nun

Jan 26, 2023

The planned ecumenical visit to South Sudan to be undertaken by Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields next week is to have an impact on the people of God in the East-Central African nation, a Catholic Nun has said. 

“Pope Francis coming to listen” to Sufferings of People in South Sudan: Catholic Bishop

Jan 26, 2023

Pope Francis is coming to listen to the sufferings of the people of South Sudan when he visits the East-African nation next week alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields, a Catholic Bishop has said.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of Juba Archdiocese during the January 18 Press Conference. Credit: CRN

Catholic Archbishop in South Sudan Hopes Ecumenical Visit to “touch hearts of politicians”

Jan 19, 2023

The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has expressed optimism that the planned ecumenical visit to the country early next month will “touch the hearts of politicians” to seek peace.