Archbishop Paolino Lukudu

Archbishop emeritus of Juba, South Sudan, Paolino Lukudu Loro (left) and Archbishop-elect, Stephen Ameyu (right)

The Untold Story of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese, Archbishop-Elect Has His Work Cut Out

Mar 20, 2020

The story of those protesting against Pope Francis’ transfer of Bishop Stephen Ameyu from South Sudan’s Torit diocese to Juba Archdiocese seems to have received significant media coverage. There seems to be no evidence that the narrative of those at home with the planned change of guard in the Archdiocese has been given media visibility.

Pope Francis (above) who on December 12, 2019 appointed Bishop Stephen Ameyu (right) as the new Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan and accepted the resignation of Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro (left)

Beyond Press Statement: What Juba Archbishop Emeritus Told Journalists on Pope’s Decision

Mar 13, 2020

The controversy surrounding the appointment of South Sudanese Bishop Stephen Ameyu as the new Archbishop of Juba took a curious twist earlier this week when Archbishop Emeritus, Paolino Lukudu Loro not only broke his silence through a press statement but also spoke to journalists, accusing the Vatican of forcing the Archbishop elect on the people.

Msgr. Visvaldas Kulbokas (left), Delegate of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and Msgr. Mark Kadima (right), Chargé d’Affaires of the Apostolic Nunciature in South Sudan during Press Conference in Juba, South Sudan on March 6, 2020 / ACI Africa

Papal Transfer in South Sudan Reconfirmed, Installation Date of Archbishop Announced

Mar 7, 2020

Pope Francis has reconfirmed his earlier appointment of Bishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan’s Torit Diocese as the new Archbishop of the only Metropolitan See in the world’s youngest nation and announced the date of his installation, a move that seems to put an end to controversies around politics of succession in the Archdiocese of Juba.