Wau, 31 August, 2022 / 10:20 am (ACI Africa).
South Sudan has political leaders lacking in humility, the Catholic Bishop of Wau Diocese in the East-Central African nation has said, regretting the fact that the lack of humble leaders does not move the country forward.
In his Sunday, August 28 homily at St. Mary’s Cathedral of his Episcopal See, Bishop Mathew Remijo Adam said, “The conflict we are facing in our country today is as a result of lack of humility and how we can work together regardless of who we are.”
Bishop Remijo added, “We have doctors, politicians, religious leaders and all types of educated persons and professions in this country. But what is lacking is someone specializing in humility to help this beloved country understand humbleness and move forward.”
“We hope the University of Bahr el Ghazal will open a faculty of humility to make us have such professionals in our community and the country to make us understand how we should live,” the South Sudanese member of the Comboni Missionaries (MCCJ) who has been at the helm of the South Sudanese Diocese since his Episcopal Ordination on 24 January 2021 said.
The humble are able to acknowledge their limitations because humility is “self-awareness and self-acknowledgement,” Bishop Remiijo said, and added, “You need to know who you are so that you don't pretend when you are in front of others.”