Rumbek, 20 October, 2022 / 9:55 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Rumbek Dioceses has urged the people of God in the East-Central African nation to continue praying for peace, unity and reconciliation towards “a shared peaceful future” in the country.
Speaking to journalists Tuesday, October 18 in Juba as he was leaving for Khartoum for the Plenary Assembly of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC), Bishop Christian Carlassare underscored the value of prayer in the search for lasting peace in the world’s youngest nation.
Bishop Carlassare called “on the people of God and Christian community, especially the Catholics of South Sudan, to pray for unity, peace and reconciliation so that the spirit of God will lead the people of this great nation towards a shared peaceful future that we are yearning for.”
He added, “Without prayers, there will be no peaceful future because it's only prayers that will bring you closer to God and to have what you want in life and the country.”
The member of the Comboni Missionaries (MCCJ) who has ministered in South Sudan since 2005 further said, “You know this country has been going through many challenges that need the blessing of God.”