The President of South Sudan has paid tribute to Bishop Paride Taban who died on the Solemnity of All Saints, noting that the late Bishop never abandoned “his flock” when the people needed him.
The Vatican Secretary of State who arrived in South Sudan on August 14 has urged the people of God in the East-Central African country to continue working towards building a united and peaceful nation by embracing the spirit of peace and reconciliation.
The Catholic Church in South Sudan has played a “crucial role” in spreading the message of the Gospel, fostering formal education, and healthcare, the President of the East-Central African nation has at the event of the centenary celebration of St. Joseph Kuajok Parish of Wau Diocese.
The leadership of the Rome-based lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community, has met with South Sudan’s President over the resumption of suspended Peace Talks.
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”.
Pope Francis and the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury are expected to visit South Sudan to “encourage the peace process,” various media reports indicate.
The leadership of the Rome-based lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community, has met with South Sudan’s President to discuss the peace process in the East-Central African nation.
The killing of two Catholic Nuns alongside three other civilians following the Monday, August 16 bus ambush along Juba-Nimule Road is the responsibility of “the Holdout Groups”, the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, has said, making reference to the non-signatories to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).
With key issues of contention between the parties in South Sudan protracted conflict unresolved just a week to November 12 deadline for the formation of a unity government as stipulated in a September 2018 peace accord, the President of the world’s youngest nation, Salva Kiir Mayardit has pleaded with Church leaders to be vocal about the peace document dubbed the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).