Tombura-Yambio, 28 April, 2023 / 8:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The launch of the centenary celebrations of Ave Maria Ngboko Parish of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) that had been scheduled for April 29 has been postponed due to “ongoing insecurity” in the area.
In a statement shared with ACI Africa Wednesday, April 26, the Local Ordinary of CDTY says that the launch has been “postponed until further notice” and that he regrets the “unexpected happening”.
“It has been our wish to have this launch to materialize but the ongoing insecurity in the area has turned everything down,” Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala says in his statement dated Monday, April 25.
Bishop Hiiboro adds, “Looking at this unexpected happening and after a number of intensive consultations with the government and the Clergy, we resolved that the Diocesan mutual relations open space, launching, and rededication of the Church of Ave Maria should be postponed until further notice.”
He goes on to thank the Parish Priests of Ave Maria Parish, and St. Thomas in Rii-Yubu “for the credible preparation they have been doing for the launch of this centenary celebration.”