Tombura-Yambio, 24 September, 2021 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Two formation programs of the Sisters of Our Lady of Peace in South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese have been halted amid violence and insecurity, the leadership of the Diocesan Congregation has said.
In a Thursday, September 23 report, the Mother Superior of the Sisters of Our Lady of Peace says candidates who had been admitted to the formation programs as Aspirants and Postulants were asked to return home.
“The conflict has forced the religious Sisters of Our Lady of Peace to send home two Postulants and five Aspirants who were in the formation house inspiring to become Catholic Religious Sisters,” Sr. Jacinta Habiba Dagbaaboro says in reference to the violence in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State.
In the report by Anisa Radio of the Catholic Diocese Tombura-Yambio, Sr. Dagbaaboro recounts her ordeal alongside a Novice when they had “to run through the bushes and cover 72.8 kilometres to reach Ezo County and later succeeded to proceed to Yambio where the Diocesan Curia is.”
The member of the Religious Congregation that was founded by a Comboni Missionary Bishop expresses concerns over the tribal conflict in the South Sudanese Catholic Diocese, and urges “tranquillity in Tombura because what is going on is destructive.”