Diocese of Tombura-Yambio

Strive to Spearhead Justice, Peace in South Sudan: Catholic Bishop to New Cardinal

Oct 3, 2023

The newly created Cardinal for South Sudan, Stephen Ameyu Martin Cardinal Mulla, is expected to play the role of spearheading Church initiatives towards justice and peace in the country, a Catholic in the East-Central African nation has said. 

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala during a tree planting exercise at St. Mary Mother of God Parish of of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY). Credit: CDTY

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Urges “collective responsibility” in Forestation

Jul 12, 2023

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) in South Sudan has advocated for forestation, urging “collective responsibility”.

Persons fleeing the civil war in Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Diocese Plans “second collection” for Sudan War Victims on Pentecost Sunday

May 27, 2023

South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) has planned for “a second collection” on Pentecost Sunday to support victims of the ongoing war in Sudan.

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen, Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala, the three newly ordained Priests, and other Priests after the April 30 Holy Mass. Credit: CDTY

Be “the sacrament of hope”: Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan Urges Newly Ordained Priests

May 2, 2023

The Priesthood ministry is lived among the people of God, the ordained minister interceding for God’s people as “the sacrament of hope”, the representative of the Holy Father in South Sudan has told newly ordained Priests in the country’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY).

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

Holy Week “an invitation to solve our problems”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan

Apr 6, 2023

The Holy Week provides an opportunity to reflect on how to overcome the challenges of life, the Local Ordinary of the South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambia (CDTY) has said.

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.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambia (CDTY) in South Sudan. Credit: CDTY

Catholic Bishop Urges South Sudanese to “take advantage of Papal visit to be reconciled”

Jan 16, 2023

South Sudanese have been urged to profit from the planned visit of Pope Francis to their country to get reconciled with one another.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambia (CDTY) in South Sudan. Credit: CDTY

Listening “way out of problems we encounter”: South Sudanese Bishop in Advent 2022 Message

Nov 30, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in South Sudan has underscored the need to foster listening in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality, describing the practice as “the way out of problems we encounter.”

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.

South Sudanese “over-depend on humanitarian aid”, Bishop Bemoans, Calls for Self-Reliance

Jun 26, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in South Sudan is bemoaning the tendency of the citizens of the East-Central African to rely on humanitarian assistance.

JRS Programme Manager Felix Omollo (R) with UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi visiting a JRS project in Yambio, South Sudan. / Jesuit Refugee Service Eastern Africa

Jesuits, UNHCR Partner to Improve Living Conditions of Deprived Populations in South Sudan

Feb 5, 2021

The leadership of the international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to improve the living conditions of deprived populations in South Sudan.

Front page of the Statutes of the first Diocesan Synod in South Sudan's Diocese of Tombura-Yambio. / Diocese of Tombura-Yambio/Facebook.

South Sudanese Bishop Explains Evangelization Roadmap of First Diocesan Synod

Jan 28, 2021

The Bishop of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio has, in an interview with ACI Africa, explained the roadmap toward the implementation of the Diocesan Synod conceived some years ago as a way of caring for the people of God and “building a strong community of Christians” in the South Sudanese Diocese.

Students of the Bishop Abangite College of Science and Technology in the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio, South Sudan. / ACI Africa.

Over 200 School Candidates in South Sudan Benefit from Catholic COVID-19 Aid

Nov 5, 2020

The leadership of a Catholic Diocesan Radio in South Sudan has facilitated the distribution of protective equipment to over 200 high school students of Bishop Abangite College of Science and Technology in the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio in a COVID-19 aid aimed at ensuring that school going students remain safe during the pandemic.

Bishop Edwardo Hiiboro Kusala of South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese with youth at the end of the five-day training on how to respond to social issues affecting their respective communities. / ACI Africa.

Youth in South Sudan Commence Training “to respond to social issues” Affecting Communities

Nov 3, 2020

Over sixty youth in South Sudan’s Diocese of Tombura-Yambio have embarked on a five-day training that will see them get equipped with skills to solve social problems affecting young people in the East-Central African country.

Logo Sudan Relief Fund (SRF).

Sudan Relief Fund Evaluates Sudan, South Sudan Projects, Commits to More Local Engagement

Sep 14, 2020

The leadership of Sudan Relief Fund (SRF), a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing food, safe drinking water, clothing, shelter, medical attention and hope to the people of Sudan and South Sudan, is carrying out an evaluation on projects being implemented in the two countries.

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio in South Sudan.

Prelate in South Sudan Concerned about Incomplete Formation of Unity Government

Aug 22, 2020

Seven months after South Sudan formed the national unity government that was meant to end war and initiate peace and harmony in the world’s youngest nation, the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Diocese of Tombura-Yambio has expressed worry over the incomplete formation of the political administrative units to make up the government.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu (right) of Juba Archdiocese and Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio, South Sudan.

Brutal Murder of Three Children in South Sudan Sad, Shocking, Prelates Bemoan

Aug 4, 2020

The news of the brutal murder of three young girls in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, has been received with sadness and shock with two Catholic Prelates in the nine-year-old nation terming the incident as sad and shocking.