Juba, 28 September, 2019 / 3:21 am (ACI Africa).
The role of young people in the Archdiocese of Juba is being viewed as significant as the Church continues the yearlong centenary celebrations of Catholicism in what is now the capital of South Sudan, the head of the Committee for Centenary celebrations, Bishop Santo Loku Pio has said.
“As the young missionaries came and became old in our land, we also feel that as missionaries of today, our young people, not only become religious, priests and sisters but also (become) true Catholics in responding to the needs of the Church,” Bishop Loku told ACI Africa Thursday.
“Missionaries brought us this Church and this Church is to be carried on,” Loku who is the Auxiliary Bishop of Juba Archdiocese said, emphasizing the need for young South Sudanese to see themselves as the axis of Catholicism in their country.
“My message to the young people is to embrace the gospel and to continue to respond to the challenges of the gospel by taking up our responsibilities in the church,” Bishop Pio said.
The yearlong celebration was officially launched on November 1, 2018 under the theme: Renewing our faith and responding to its challenges.