Juba, 03 May, 2022 / 11:20 am (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has urged young people in the country’s Eastern Equatoria State to promote peace and togetherness amid reported cases of violent conflicts.
Addressing himself to the youth during the Monday, April 25 centenary celebration of St. Theresa of the child Jesus Isohe Parish of Torit Diocese, Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin said promoting peace will encourage the neighboring communities to desist from violent conflicts.
The Local Ordinary of Juba Archdiocese who doubles as the Apostolic Administrator of Torit Diocese said while communities are experiencing vices such as “stealing property and killing … Youth are supposed to be the one promoting peace and togetherness”.
“God doesn’t tell you to steal and kill; we don’t want to, even if you go a long distance to steal, God will be on your neck,” Archbishop Ameyu said.
The South Sudanese Catholic Archbishop further cautioned the youth against stealing saying, “Everyone has right towards his or her property. That is why we cannot support Monyie-Mijji stealing and killing people; so we don’t want this problem.”