Catholic Church in South Sudan

Bishop Mathew Remijo Adam of South Sudan's Wau Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop Explains Prayer Formulated for Papal Ecumenical Visit to South Sudan

May 19, 2022

Bishop Mathew Remijo Adam has explained the content of the common prayer, which members of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) formulated, in preparation for the Papal ecumenical visit.

Minister Josephine Napwon. Credit: Courtesy Photo

State Official in South Sudan Urges Parents “to encourage” Children Respond to God’s Call

May 18, 2022

A government official in South Sudan has urged parents in the East-Central African nation “to encourage” their children to respond to God’s call to the Priesthood and Religious Life. 

Official logo and motto of Pope Francis’ Apostolic visit to the South Sudan in July 2022. Credit: Vatican Media

Nuncio to South Sudan Says Planned Ecumenical Visit “a moment of grace for all of us”

May 17, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in South Sudan has said that the planned ecumenical visit to the East-Central African nation is “a moment of grace” for the people of God in the country.

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo, ordained Bishop of South Sudan's Yei Diocese on 15 May 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholics in South Sudan’s Yei Diocese Urged to “work together with the new Bishop”

May 16, 2022

The Cardinal in Sudan has urged Catholics in the Diocese of Yei in South Sudan to collaborate with their new Bishop “to strengthen the body of Christ” in the South Sudanese Diocese. 

Simon Banzenze. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Entity in South Sudan Appeals for Support for Internally Displaced Persons

May 14, 2022

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fleeing violence in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State need more assistance, an official of the Compassionate and Humanity Organization (CHO) of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio has said. 

South Sudanese Refugees at a water point in Yoyo Zone II Bidibidi Refugees' Settlement. Credit: Rurugene

Catholic Bishops’ Commission in South Sudan Invites Authorities to Investigate Child Abuse

May 13, 2022

Officials of the Catholic Bishops’ Commission for Justice and Peace (CJP) in South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese have called on authorities to investigate cases of violence and abuse against children in the East-Central African nation.

The Papal dais under construction in Juba, South Sudan. Credit: ACI Africa

Papal Dais in Juba, South Sudan, to be “ready by mid-June”, Bishops’ Conference Official

May 10, 2022

The Papal dais under construction in South Sudan’s capital city, Juba, is to be ready by the middle of next month, the Social Communication Coordinator of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) said in an interview.    

Fr. John Gbemboyo, Social Communication Coordinator at the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC). Credit: ACI Africa

Church in South Sudan Set “to intensify awareness campaigns” about Planned Ecumenical Trip

May 6, 2022

Catholic Bishops in South Sudan have agreed to spearhead campaigns aimed at making the people of God aware of the planned ecumenical visit in their respective Dioceses, a Catholic Priest serving at the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) has told ACI Africa in an interview.

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

Catholic Archdiocese in South Sudan to Devote Next Century to “developing” Local Languages

May 6, 2022

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba in South Sudan has said that the Metropolitan See will seek to prioritize the development of local languages in the next one hundred years.

Late Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro, the immediate former Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese. He died 5 April 2021 in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, at the age of 80. Credit : Courtesy Photo

One Year On, Late South Sudanese Archbishop Remembered as “healer, champion of love”

May 6, 2022

One year after his death, the immediate former Local Ordinary of Juba Archdiocese in South Sudan, Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro, has been remembered as a “healer and champion of love”.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Archbishop Urges Youth to Promote “peace, togetherness” in South Sudanese State

May 3, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has urged young people in the country’s Eastern Equatoria State to promote peace and togetherness amid reported cases of violent conflicts. 

Mons. Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo welcomed at St. Paul's Major Seminary in Juba Friday, 22 April 2022 ahead of his episcopal ordination scheduled for May 15. Credit: Ori Sabasio Okumu/Facebook

“Let’s build Church in love, forgiveness”: South Sudanese Bishop-elect ahead of Ordination

Apr 30, 2022

The Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Yei in South Sudan, Mons. Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo, has called upon the people of God in the East-Central African nation to work together and be part of the Church that fosters “love and forgiveness”.

Bishop Santo Loku Pio Doggale. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishop in South Sudan Urges Government to Implement Policies “to end youth unemployment”

Apr 30, 2022

The Auxiliary Bishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has called on the government to work toward implementing “proper laws and policies” that will contribute to ending massive youth unemployment in the East-Central African nation.

Pope Francis with South Sudanese leaders in the Vatican. Credit: Vatican Media

Strive to End Violence “ahead of visit by Holy Father”: Ecumenical Official in South Sudan

Apr 27, 2022

An ecumenical official with the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) is advocating for an end to violence in the East-Central African nation as the country prepares to host Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland.

Some of the suspects arranged in court from one to six based on their role in the attempted murder of  Bishop Christian Carlassare of Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Deniel Michael/Eye Radio

Catholic Priest among Suspects Sentenced for Shooting Bishop-elect in South Sudan

Apr 25, 2022

A Catholic Priest is among four suspects sentenced over the shooting of the then Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, now Bishop Christian Carlassare.

Don Bosco Kuajok: Street Children at the heart of Salesian Apostolate. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in South Sudan Rehabilitating, Reintegrating Street Children in Families

Apr 25, 2022

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering at their centre in South Sudan’s Wau Diocese are rehabilitating street children and helping reintegrate them with their respective families.

Cover-page of the new book titled “Collaborative Mission in South Sudan: Towards a New Paradigm. Credit: Solidarity with South Sudan (SSS)

Newly Launched Book Offers “window to life, reality of real people” of South Sudan: Nun

Apr 21, 2022

Readers of the 280-page newly launched book are expected to gain deeper insight into the identity, life, and real situations of the people of God in South Sudan, a Catholic Nun has told participants during the virtual event that took place Thursday, April 21. 

Church leaders in South Sudan with Pope Francis in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media

End “ongoing inter-communal conflicts to attain a peaceful South Sudan”: Church Leaders

Apr 18, 2022

Representatives of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) want an end to inter-communal violent conflicts in the East-Central African country.

Members of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC). Credit: SCBC

Do Not “take us back to war”: Catholic Bishops in Sudan, South Sudan to Political Leaders

Apr 16, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Sudan and South Sudan have, in their collective Easter Message, expressed the hope that political leaders in the two neighboring countries will foster “justice, peace and reconciliation”, and not “take us back to war”.

Bishop Christian Carlassare during Thanksgiving Mass on 26 March 2022 following his Episcopal Ordination. Credit:  Fr. Wanyonyi Eric Simiyu, S.J. (Rumbek)

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Recalls Shooting Ordeal, Says “the Lord guided the bullets”

Apr 15, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan has recalled the 26 April 2021 incident when he was attacked and shot in both legs and attributed his survival to divine intervention.