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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.

Fr. Nicholas Kiri, South Sudanese Juba-based priest expected to oversee preparations toward the installation of Archbishop elect Stephen Ameyu in Juba on March 22, 2020. He was attacked on Sunday, March 8, 2020 by a group of Catholic youth protesting the appointment of the new Archbishop. / ACI Africa

South Sudanese Priest Shares His Ordeal, Attackers “must have been manipulated by someone”

Mar 12, 2020

The South Sudanese Juba-based priest who was attacked by a group of Catholic youth protesting the appointment of a new Archbishop has, in an interview with ACI Africa, shared about the Sunday, March 8 episode saying he has no grudge with the youth and that they might have been misguided and “manipulated by someone.”

St. Theresa's Cathedral Parish church, Catholic Archdiocese of Juba, South Sudan, the venue where Archbishop elect Stephen Ameyu is expected to be installed on March 22, 2020 / ACI Africa

Back-and-forth Protests against Juba Archbishop-elect Get Violent, Emeritus Breaks Silence

Mar 11, 2020

Pope Francis’ reconfirmation of his earlier appointment of South Sudanese Bishop Stephen Ameyu as the new Archbishop of Juba was expected to put an end to the controversies around politics of succession in the only Metropolitan See of the world’s youngest nation.

Pope Francis offers Mass in Bari, Italy on Feb. 23, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: Ask God for the Strength to Love your Enemies

Feb 23, 2020

Ask God for the grace to love your enemies, Pope Francis said Sunday in a homily in the Italian city of Bari.