Juba, 16 August, 2021 / 9:59 pm (ACI Africa).
Two South Sudanese Catholic Nuns are among five people killed in a road ambush along the Juba-Nimule highway that links South Sudan and Uganda on Monday, August 16.
The Secretary General of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese confirmed the passing on of Sr. Mary Daniel Abut in a statement issued before the death Sr. Regina Roba was confirmed.
“The Catholic Archdiocese of Juba through the Secretary General, Rev. Fr. Samuel Abe, with deep sorrow announces to the Catholic Faithful Religious leaders and all denominations, government and other institutions, family and friends and to the general public about the sudden passing on of Sr. Mary (Abut) of the Congregation of the Sacred Heart,” the Clergy of the South Sudanese only Archdiocese says.
In a statement obtained by ACI Africa, Sr. Christine John Amaa, a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, provides details about the two Sisters and the circumstances of their death saying they were “killed in cold blood.”
“I would like to inform you that our former Superior General Sr. Mary Daniel Abut who served our Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus from 2006-2018, and Sr. Regina Roba who was twice in the General Council were killed in cold blood today as they were returning (to Juba) from Centenary Celebrations of Assumption of Our Lady Parish,” Sr. Amaa says in her August 16 email message.