Juba, 12 September, 2023 / 8:57 pm (ACI Africa).
The Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington DC in the U.S. has underscored the value of love in healing and mending broken relationships.
Speaking to students and the administrative staff of the Catholic University of South Sudan (CUoSS) on Tuesday, September 12, Bishop Evelio Menjivar Ayala said true love demands what is just in society.
“Only love can bring healing to our broken relationships,” said Bishop Menjivar, who is in the East-Central African nation on the invitation of CUoSS to deliver a talk about St. Oscar Romero, the Patron Saint of CUoSS Institute of Justice and Peace Studies.
Bishop Evelio Menjivar Ayala (Center), on his right hand is Chargé d'affaires of Vatican Embassy in South Sudan, Mons. Ionut Paul, far left is Auxiliary Bishop of Juba, Santo Loku Pio, and far right is US Ambassador to South Sudan, Michael J. Adler. Credit: Kerbino Kuel Deng/ACI Africa
He added, “Without love, institutions and the whole society become inhuman, repressive, and cruel.”