Tombura-Yambio, 12 November, 2021 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese has condemned the recent attacks on Church institutions in his Episcopal See, which resulted in the killing of a Catechist and the looting of property.
On October 26, the Catholic Parish of Mupoi was attacked by armed men who shot the head Catechist and vandalized the Parish. On October 30, the Solidarity community located at Riimenze Parish was also looted by unidentified gunmen.
In a statement issued Wednesday, November 10, Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala condemns the two incidences and invites the attackers to “refrain from further attacks on faith-based institutions throughout the State.”
In the statement, Bishop Hiiboro further calls on the National and State Governments “to safeguard the rule of law and to adhere to national and international principles of human rights.”
“We ask the government to guarantee the recovery of all stolen properties, both in the Parish of Mupoi and in the Solidarity Community of Riimenze and other interreligious properties, and that the perpetrators be arrested and prosecuted according to the law,” the South Sudanese Bishop says.