Juba, 06 May, 2022 / 12:55 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba in South Sudan has said that the Metropolitan See will seek to prioritize the development of local languages in the next one hundred years.
In his homily at St. Joseph the Worker Parish of the Archdiocese of Juba, Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin said developing local languages will go a long way in helping the people of God in the only South Sudanese Archdiocese to better understand the gospel message.
“We have celebrated hundred years in the Archdiocese of Juba and these hundred years of faith was due to the strong missionaries that established religion in the Archdiocese of Juba,” Archbishop Ameyu said during the May 1 Eucharistic Celebration, the Third Sunday of Easter.
The South Sudanese Archbishop added, “The next hundred years is for developing our languages. All the languages must be developed so that we can praise God in our own language.”
“The next hundred years is on us, the local people, now that faith has been founded in our country, in our diocese, and in our villages,” Archbishop Ameyu said on May 1, the Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker, the Patron Saint of the South Sudanese Parish where he presided over the Eucharistic celebration.