Khartoum, 07 May, 2023 / 9:20 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Church leaders in South Sudan are engaging citizens of the East-Central African country to seek divine intervention for the realization of “long-lasting peace and stability” in their sister country, Sudan, where war broke out on April 15.
Speaking during the launch of the Child and Vulnerable People Protection Policy in South Sudan’s capital city, Juba, Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin appealed for prayers for the members of the Clergy ministering in Sudan amid violence.
“As a Church, we are urging the citizens in South Sudan to pray for peace in (our) sister country Sudan so that long-lasting peace and stability can prevail for the people of God there,” Archbishop Ameyu of Juba Diocese said during the Thursday, May 4 event that was held at Good Shepherd Peace Center Kit in the outskirts of Juba.
The Local Ordinary of Juba Archdiocese who doubles as the Deputy President of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) that brings together Catholic Bishops in Sudan and South Sudan added, “Let us pray for our Priests; and let us pray for the protection of all our people in Sudan.”
“South Sudanese should not forget their Sudanese brothers and sisters in times of need and difficulties,” the South Sudanese Catholic Archbishop emphasized, and underscored the need to “maintain peace in South Sudan as we continue to put our brothers and sisters in Sudan in prayers.”