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Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Pope Determined to Come to South Sudan, “don’t be discouraged”: Catholic Archbishop

Jun 21, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has assured the people of God in the East-Central African nation of Pope Francis’ determination to realize the previously scheduled ecumenical visit that he is to undertake alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace. 

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu and other religious leaders during the June 18 Ecumenical prayer in Juba. Credit: ACI Africa

At Ecumenical Prayer, Catholic Archbishop in South Sudan Urges Love for Humanity

Jun 19, 2022

At the ecumenical prayer session organized by members  of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC), the Archbishop of Juba has challenged church leaders God in the East-Central African nation to lead by example and be “lovers of humanity”.

Credit: ACI Africa

Ecumenical Visit Preparations in S. Sudan “will continue” Despite Postponement: Archbishop

Jun 14, 2022

Preparations toward the ecumenical visit to South Sudan “will continue” despite the decision to postpone the three-day event that was scheduled for July 5-7, the Archbishop of Juba has said.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: Radio Bakhita/Facebook

Church Leaders in South Sudan to Foster Reconciliation “before the Holy Father comes”

Jun 1, 2022

Church leaders in South are to organize ecumenical prayer sessions aimed at fostering reconciliation in the country ahead of the pastoral visit of Pope Francis alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace.

Relics of Sr. Mary Daniel Abut and Sr. Regina Roba Luate were solemnly introduced in the altar of the new African martyrs in the Basilica of St. Bartholomew on 23 May 2022. Credit: sanbartolomeo.org

Relics of Two South Sudanese Nuns Introduced in Altar of New African Martyrs in Rome

May 24, 2022

The relics of two South Sudanese Catholic Sisters who were among five people killed following a road ambush in August 2021 have been placed in the sanctuary of the new African martyrs in a church in Rome.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: Radio Bakhita/Facebook

Catholic Archdiocese in South Sudan to Devote Next Century to “developing” Local Languages

May 6, 2022

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba in South Sudan has said that the Metropolitan See will seek to prioritize the development of local languages in the next one hundred years.

Late Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro, the immediate former Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese. He died 5 April 2021 in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, at the age of 80. Credit : Courtesy Photo

One Year On, Late South Sudanese Archbishop Remembered as “healer, champion of love”

May 6, 2022

One year after his death, the immediate former Local Ordinary of Juba Archdiocese in South Sudan, Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro, has been remembered as a “healer and champion of love”.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Archbishop Urges Youth to Promote “peace, togetherness” in South Sudanese State

May 3, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has urged young people in the country’s Eastern Equatoria State to promote peace and togetherness amid reported cases of violent conflicts. 

Church leaders in South Sudan and members of government after the April 7 preparatory meeting. Credit: Office of the Republic of South Sudan/Facebook

Church “satisfied” with State Preparation for Papal Maiden Trip to South Sudan: Archbishop

Apr 10, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has said “the Church is satisfied with” the government’s preparations to welcome Pope Francis in his planned maiden Apostolic visit to the East-Central African nation in July.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese addressing IDPs at Gumbo camp. Credit: Radio Bakhita/Facebook

Catholic Archbishop Reaches out to IDPs in South Sudanese State Following Violent Clashes

Apr 4, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has reached out to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country’s Eastern Equatoria State with food items following violent clashes.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: Radio Bakhita/Facebook

Catholic Archbishop Decries Violence in South Sudanese State, Says “work of the devil”

Mar 30, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has decried the reported violent clashes in the country’s Eastern Equatoria State, and said the violence being witnessed is “work of the devil”.

Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan, Archbishop Hubertus van Megen (right) at the Holy Family Cathedral of Rumbek Diocese alongside Mons. Christian Carlassare (left) on 24 March 2022. Credit: Fr. Wanyonyi Eric Simiyu, S.J (Rumbek)

“We have been waiting a long time”: Nuncio to South Sudan on Eve of New Bishop Ordination

Mar 24, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father to South Sudan who has arrived in the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek to preside over the Episcopal Ordination of the new Bishop for the South Sudanese Diocese has said it was a long-awaited event. 

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

“We await his visit with hope, anxiety”: South Sudanese Archbishop on Possible Papal Visit

Feb 23, 2022

The people of God in South Sudan await the possible pastoral visit by the Holy Father “with a lot of anxiety and hope”, the Archbishop of the country’s only Metropolitan See has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: Aid to the church in Need (ACN)

Catholic Archbishop in South Sudan Says People’s Faith Growing amid Hardships

Dec 10, 2021

Even without proper Church structures in place, the number of people coming to places of worship in South Sudan has been increasing steadily, the Catholic Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has said.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Synod on Synodality “not only for the Bishops”, South Sudanese Archbishop Tells Youth

Nov 17, 2021

The Synod on Synodality is not an ecclesial event for Bishops alone but for all the people of God including young people, the Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has said.

Two vehicles carrying the remains of Sr. Mary Daniel Abut and Sr. Regina Roba parked in front of St. Theresa’s Kator Cathedral of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese where their Funeral Mass was held before being laid to rest 20 August 2021. Credit: Fr. John Lo'boka Morris, Apostles of Jesus/Juba

Two Slain South Sudanese Catholic Sisters Laid to Rest in Juba, Eulogized as “our martyrs”

Aug 20, 2021

The two South Sudanese Catholic Sisters who were among five people killed following a road ambush earlier this week have been eulogized as martyrs.

Part of front page of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in September 2018. Credit: IGAD / IGAD

South Sudan’s Archbishop Lauds Gov’t for Reconstituting Transitional National Parliament

May 13, 2021

The Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has commended the country’s leadership upon the announcement of the newly appointed members of the Transitional National parliament from the sides that clashed in the nation’s protracted civil war.