Yei, 30 April, 2022 / 8:41 pm (ACI Africa).
The Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Yei in South Sudan, Mons. Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo, has called upon the people of God in the East-Central African nation to work together and be part of the Church that fosters “love and forgiveness”.
Mons. Lodiong who was appointed Bishop of Yei Diocese on February 11 was addressing the congregation after being received at St. Paul's Major Seminary in Juba last Friday, April 22 ahead of his episcopal ordination scheduled for May 15.
“Let us work together, let us build the Church in love and forgiveness,” Mons. Lodiong told members of the congregation that received him after he returned from a trip in Rome, and added, “We need to work together to move forward so that at the end of the day we become one family.”
He continued, “Once we become one family, we can also become one family in the nation and once we are one family in the nation then there will always be peace.”
The South Sudanese Bishop-elect who has been serving as Formator, Teacher and Treasurer at St. Paul National Major Seminary in Juba is expected to succeed 78-year-old Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe who has been at the helm of the South Sudanese Diocese since November 1986.