Juba, 03 October, 2023 / 4:10 pm (ACI Africa).
The newly created Cardinal for South Sudan, Stephen Ameyu Martin Cardinal Mulla, is expected to play the role of spearheading Church initiatives towards justice and peace in the country, a Catholic Bishop in the East-Central African nation has said.
In a message following the September 30 Consistory, Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) congratulates the Local Ordinary of Juba Archdiocese, who was one of the three Africans created Cardinals and expresses his prayerful best wishes for him.
“We believe that your role as a Church leader will be able to guide congregations and Churches for a just and peaceful society,” Bishop Hiiboro says in a Monday, October 2 report published by Ruru Gene newsletter of CDTY.
The South Sudanese Catholic Bishop adds, “We are confident that your spiritual leadership will promote the endeavors of the Church in South Sudan with so much to desire, its mission work, and pastoral contributions.”
“On behalf of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio, I would like to congratulate you on being elevated to Cardinal,” Bishop Hiiboro says, and goes on to thank the Holy Father “for blessing South Sudan with its first Cardinal.”