Juba, 20 May, 2023 / 9:45 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Diocese of Wau in South Sudan is preparing to send a special collection to Khartoum, Sudan, to support people who continue to be affected by the ongoing war that broke out on April 15.
Sr. Beta Almendra, a member of the Comboni Missionary Sisters (CMS) serving in the South Sudanese Diocese told Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, that the faithful in all parishes of the Diocese have been asked to give the special collection, which will be sent to Khartoum in the second week of June.
“We have organized three special collections at Masses. All the lay faithful are being asked to contribute, and then we will gather the money and send it to Khartoum in the first week of June so that we can offer real assistance to the people who stayed behind, or those who have to get out,” Sr. Almendra says in the Wednesday, May 17 report.
The CMS member says that the faithful are responding to an appeal that Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam made, calling on the South Sudanese to support their brothers and sisters suffering in Sudan.
“The Bishop asked us to help our brothers from Khartoum. He addressed the request to all of us, priests, religious, and laypeople. The message is one of solidarity with Khartoum and with the people of Khartoum,” she says.