Catholic Church in South Sudan

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Catholic Entity Using Sports to Address Trauma among Youth in South Sudan

Jun 12, 2022

Shalom Christian Organization, a Catholic entity in the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio is using sports to address trauma among young people in South Sudan.

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

Pilgrims to Come "from all over" South Sudan for Ecumenical Visit, Catholic Bishop Says

Jun 8, 2022

The July ecumenical visit to South Sudan will witness pilgrims from all the seven Catholic Dioceses of the East-Central African nation, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said.

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen during the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop John Mbinda of Kenya's Lodwar Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan Says Ecumenical Visit “a celebration” of Christian faith

Jun 7, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in South Sudan has described the scheduled ecumenical visit to the East-Central African nation as “a celebration” of Christian faith.

Bishop Matthew Remijio with members of the Catholic Men Association (CMA) in Wau Diocese. Credit: Voice of Hope Radio (VoH)

Catholic Men in South Sudanese Diocese Urged to “take an active part in evangelization”

Jun 6, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Wau Diocese in South Sudan has called on members of the Catholic Men Association (CMA) in his Episcopal See to actively participate in evangelization.

Gumbo Camp in South Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

IDPs’ Message During Ecumenical Visit to South Sudan to “be delivered by a child”: Priest

Jun 5, 2022

The message of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) during the scheduled ecumenical visit at a camp in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, will be given by a child at the facility, a Catholic Priest involved in the preparations of the visit said in an interview.

Young people in South Sudan during celebrations marking International Youth Day. Credit: SSCC

Youth in South Sudanese Diocese Practicing ahead of 400-km Walk to Meet Pope Francis

Jun 4, 2022

A section of the youth in South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese who have volunteered to take part in the youth pilgrimage, which the Diocese has organized are practicing for the 400-km walk, a Catholic Priest overseeing the Diocesan pilgrimage to Juba has said.

Bishop Christian Carlassare, MCCJ of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Fondazione CESAR

Catholic Diocese in South Sudan Organizing 400-km Walk to Participate in Ecumenical Visit

Jun 3, 2022

The Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan is organizing a 400-km walk involving young people to participate in the ecumenical visit that is part of Pope Francis’ two-African-nation pastoral visit.

Edmond Yakani. Credit: Civil Rights Defenders

Ecumenical Visit to “help our political leaders in making peace”: South Sudanese Catholic

Jun 3, 2022

The scheduled ecumenical visit of Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace, to South Sudan will have an impact of politicians in the East-Central African nation to work toward lasting peace, a lay Catholic has said.

Families receive food, medicine in camp for internally displaced in South Sudan. Credit: Salesian Missions

On Global Day of Parents, Salesian Entity Highlights Family Initiatives in South Sudan

Jun 1, 2022

On the occasion of the Global Day of Parents marked Wednesday, June 1, Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), has highlighted initiatives toward parents and children around the world, including South Sudan.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: Radio Bakhita/Facebook

Church Leaders in South Sudan to Foster Reconciliation “before the Holy Father comes”

Jun 1, 2022

Church leaders in South are to organize ecumenical prayer sessions aimed at fostering reconciliation in the country ahead of the pastoral visit of Pope Francis alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace.

Vatican Unveils Itinerary of Pope Francis’ July Apostolic Visit to DR Congo, South Sudan

May 29, 2022

Officials of the Holy See Press have unveiled the program and itinerary of Pope Francis’ Apostolic visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and what they have described an “Ecumenical Peace Pilgrimage to the South Sudanese Land and People”. 

Some youths in South Sudan at the inaugural session of their spiritual retreat of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese in December 2020. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Youth in South Sudan Urged to Offer Alternative Voices to Foster Positive Change

May 28, 2022

There is need for Catholic youth in South Sudan to offer alternative voices amid far-reaching conflicts characterized by “hatred and greediness”, a youth leader in the country’s only Metropolitan See has said.

Christian Women in South Sudan who are members of the Sudan Council of Churches National Women Coordination desk (SSCC). Credit: SSCC

Ecumenical Visit Focus of Retreat for Members of Christian Women Entity in South Sudan

May 27, 2022

Christian Women in South Sudan who are members of the Sudan Council of Churches National Women Coordination desk (SSCC) are taking part in a three-day spiritual retreat with a focus on the planned ecumenical visit to the East-Central African nation.

The office of the Secretary General of Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) looted in a nighttime robbery in Juba. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishops’ Conference Secretariat in South Sudan Looted in Nighttime Robbery

May 25, 2022

The Secretariat of Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) was looted in a nighttime robbery, the Secretary General of the Conference confirmed the incident in a Wednesday, May 25 press conference.

Relics of Sr. Mary Daniel Abut and Sr. Regina Roba Luate were solemnly introduced in the altar of the new African martyrs in the Basilica of St. Bartholomew on 23 May 2022. Credit:

Relics of Two South Sudanese Nuns Introduced in Altar of New African Martyrs in Rome

May 24, 2022

The relics of two South Sudanese Catholic Sisters who were among five people killed following a road ambush in August 2021 have been placed in the sanctuary of the new African martyrs in a church in Rome.

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese. Credit: Ruru Gene newsletter of CDTY

Ecumenical Visit to South Sudan to Aid Living “our faith with conviction”: Catholic Bishop

May 23, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) in South Sudan has said that the planned ecumenical trip, which Pope Francis is expected to undertake alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace will help the people of God in the East-African nation to live their “faith with conviction”.

Pope Francis and President Salva Kiir at the Vatican in 2019. Credit: Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Official Urges Media Authority to Help Journalists Cover Ecumenical Trip

May 23, 2022

A government official in South Sudan has urged the Media Authority in the East-Central African nation to support local journalists to “broadly” cover the envisioned July ecumenical visit that is to involve Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace.

Credit: Solidarity with South Sudan (SSS)

Missionary Priest in South Sudan Lauds “ecumenical approach” of Planned Papal Trip

May 21, 2022

A Catholic Missionary Priest serving in South Sudan has lauded the “ecumenical approach” of the planned pastoral trip of Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace to the East-Central African nation.

Some medical students at the Catholic Health Training Institute (CHTI) in South Sudan's Wau Diocese. Credit: Solidarity with South Sudan (SSS)

Catholic Entity in South Sudan Appeals for Support in Training of Nurses and Midwives

May 20, 2022

An official of Solidarity with South Sudan (SSS) a Catholic entity in South Sudan, is appealing for more support to continue offering scholarships for medical students at the Catholic Health Training Institute (CHTI).

A Combonian missionary nun living in Wau, South Sudan, believes the upcoming visit by Pope Francis to the youngest country in the world, scheduled for 5-7 July, could have an historic effect on the peace process. Credit: ACN

Pope’s Envisioned Visit to South Sudan Heightens Expectations for Swift Peace Process

May 19, 2022

Pope Francis is scheduled to be in South Sudan in July, an Ecumenical visit that has raised expectations for a swifter peace process in the embattled African country.