Tombura-Yambio, 07 August, 2022 / 5:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CODEP), the social wing of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY), is spearheading dialogue and reconciliation among communities in conflict in the South Sudanese Diocese, the Director of the Catholic entity has said.
In an interview with ACI Africa Thursday, August 4, Fr. Charles Mbikoyo said the initiative that is aimed at re-establishing peace and trust among the people of God in the CDTY is being coordinated from CODEP office in the Deanery of Tombura.
“We are trying to prepare ground for dialogue and reconciliation that will bring the different communities together to have space for peace and to build confidence as well as giving them hope,” Fr. Mbikoyo said.
He added, “We are going to extend our coordination offices in the six Deaneries, and one of these deaneries is in Tombura. This coordination office will make our presence felt on the ground for peace activities.”
“Our country is full of war, conflict and tribal tension and because of that we don’t have the peace we want,” the South Sudanese Catholic Priest said, and added, “Our organization under Tombura-Yambio Diocese will try to build trust among the communities and building confidence in the people who have lost hope from what had happened in the State.”