Juba, 28 May, 2022 / 11:06 am (ACI Africa).
There is need for Catholic youth in South Sudan to offer alternative voices amid far-reaching conflicts characterized by “hatred and greediness”, a youth leader in the country’s only Metropolitan See has said.
Speaking at St. Theresa’s Cathedral of Juba Archdiocese, the Chairman of Catholic youth in the South Sudanese Archdiocese said that having youthful Catholics “speak about peace and love” can go a long way in fostering positive change and realize peaceful coexistence.
“As a youth in the Archdiocese our voices should be different. We should be people who speak about peace and love for peaceful coexistence starting from here in the Cathedral and we move outside to our Churches and the society,” Simon Gore on Thursday, May 26.
Mr. Gore highlighted the challenges the East-Central African nation is facing saying, “We know what is happening around our country; our country is full of division, hatred, and greediness that brings differences within our communities.”
“The Church is the only place for us to love one another, help ourselves; and I believe if we can come together in love, we can change our society,” he said.