Torit, 27 September, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
There is need for the people of God in South Sudan to foster national values, going beyond their ethnic affiliations especially tribe, the Archbishop of Juba has said.
Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin who was presiding over Holy Mass at Our Lady of Sorrow Parish of South Sudan’s Torit Diocese said tribalism is the country’s “biggest enemy”.
“We cannot build our nation or Church based on tribalism, if we build them on tribalism we will say there is no Baptism, Holy Communion, confirmation and we will fall out because it’s something that is dividing us,” the South Sudanese Archbishop of Juba who doubles as the Apostolic Administrator of Torit Diocese said during the Sunday, September 25 Eucharistic celebration.
He added, “I am encouraging all the faithful and the Clergy to fight against tribalism in South Sudan because this is our biggest enemy that needs our collective efforts to end it by all means.”
“We have to promote the spirit of nationalism at the state and national level and at any religious denomination,” Archbishop Ameyu said in his homily.