Yei, 12 October, 2023 / 9:11 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has called upon the newly ordained Priest and Deacons to be courageous in their ministry, preaching the truth of the Gospel.
In his homily during the ordination of Deacon Waran Charles Joseph as Priest and Seminarians Emmanuel Konga Kenyi and Joseph Unzi Wilson as Deacons on October 8, Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo said, “The truth of the Gospel that you are going to preach in this country is to free people who are captives. That truth might become bitter for others who may not like it.”
“Don’t be shy; say it the way it is in the word of God,” Bishop Lodiong emphasized, and added, “You are called to bring the Good News to the poor and liberty to captives.”
He went on to underscore the need to be guided by the truth in the example of Jesus, saying, “Christ faced death because of the truth.”
“We are not going to compromise the truth because God chose us to announce the Good News to the poor and to the captives,” the South Sudanese Catholic Bishop further said during the Eucharistic celebration that was held at Sacred Heart Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Yei.