Juba, 17 January, 2020 / 2:52 am (ACI Africa).
The collaborative association comprising men and women religious institutes and members of the Unions of Superiors General (USG) in partnership with the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) known as Solidarity with South Sudan (SSS) is seeking to engage a new Rome-based personnel to facilitate the flow of information between the various religious orders and the officials in South Sudan capital, Juba.
In an interview with ACI Africa correspondent in Juba Tuesday, January 14, the Executive Director of SSS, Fr. Jim Greene gave details about the Rome office, which has been vacant since November 2018.
The Rome-based mission promotor has the function of maintaining links “with all Catholic congregations in association with us and link us with the Vatican, with the local churches in Italy,” Fr. Greene who heads SSS with collaborators as “Solidarity Management Team” in Juba said.
It is a liaison office that facilitates the engagement between other Church organizations with the Juba-based SSS whose mission is “to create self-sustainable educational, health and pastoral institutions and programs that will help to empower South Sudanese people to build a just and peaceful society.”
“As the Executive Director based here in Juba, we do need to keep our connection with the wider Church, and particularly religious congregations based mainly in Rome,” Fr. Greene, an Irish Missionary of Africa cleric, told ACI Africa correspondent.