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Catholic Church in South Sudan

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of South Sudan's Yei Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Decries Land Grabbing Menace, Urges “peaceful coexistence”

Dec 4, 2022

There is need for authorities in South Sudan to put an end to the menace of land grabbing, Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of Yei Diocese has said. 

Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam of South Sudan's Wau Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Forgiveness can build bridges, repair broken relationships”: Catholic Bishop in S. Sudan

Dec 3, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Wau Diocese in South Sudan has underscored the need for forgiveness among the people of God in the East-Central African nation, saying the practice can “build bridges” and “repair broken relationships.”

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Planned Ecumenical Trip Time to Reflect “peace, stability”: South Sudanese Archbishop

Dec 2, 2022

The planned ecumenical visit to South Sudan to be undertaken by Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields in February 2023 provides an opportunity to reflect on “peace and stability,” the Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

Official logos for Pope Francis’ Apostolic visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Ecumenical Peace Pilgrimage to the South Sudanese Land and People. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to Realize Postponed Trip to Africa, Vatican Unveils Itinerary

Dec 1, 2022

Pope Francis is set to realize his postponed trip to two African countries early next year, officials of the Holy See have announced.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambia (CDTY) in South Sudan. Credit: CDTY

Listening “way out of problems we encounter”: South Sudanese Bishop in Advent 2022 Message

Nov 30, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in South Sudan has underscored the need to foster listening in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality, describing the practice as “the way out of problems we encounter.”

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of South Sudan's Yei Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Urges Youth to “start practicing leadership now”

Nov 28, 2022

There is need for young people in South Sudan to begin putting into practice their leadership traits, a Catholic Bishop in the East-Central African nation has said.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of Juba Archdiocese in South Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Be pillars of peace, unity within communities”: Archbishop to Clergy in South Sudan

Nov 26, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has called on members of the Clergy in Torit Diocese to foster peace and unity in the East-Central African nation in a manner that they can rely upon.

Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam addressing young people at a Thanksgiving Holy Mass to mark the conclusion of the 2022 Youth Conference on Monday, November 21. Credit: Wau Diocese

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Urges Youth to End the “virus” of Tribalism, Nepotism

Nov 23, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has called upon young people in the East-Central African nation to put an end to the tendency to prioritize of prioritizing ethnic identities manifested in what he termed the “virus” of tribalism and nepotism.

Bishop Christian Carlassare of Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan. Credit: Rumbek Diocese

Foster “evangelization, peace everywhere”: Bishop in South Sudan to New Deacons, Priests

Nov 23, 2022

Members of the Clergy are expected to be at the forefront in the fostering of the evagelization mission of the Church, realized in fostering peace, the Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Rumbek Dioceses has said. 

Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam of South Sudan's Wau Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Cautions Youth against “being misled to do bad things”

Nov 20, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has cautioned young people in the East-Central African nation against “being misled” to engage in bad behavior. 

Bishop Christian Carlassare  of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Rumbek Diocese

Synod on Synodality Call to Heal “wounds of violence, division”: Bishop in South Sudan

Nov 19, 2022

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality  is a call to heal “wounds of violence and division” that the people of God in South Sudan have experiences, the Bishop of the country’s Rumbek Diocese has said. 

Mons. Emmanuel Bernardino Lowi Napeta speaking to journalists at Juba International Airport on Thursday, November 17. Credit: Radio Bakhita

“Rejoice because we have suffered enough”: Bishop-elect in South Sudan to Citizens

Nov 19, 2022

The Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Torit has called on the people of God in the East-Central African nation to look beyond the challenges they have experienced in the past as a result of protracted violent conflict and to cheer up. 

Trócaire and CAFOD are on the ground in South Sudan providing assistance to families affected by climate change. Photo: Achuoth Deng/Trócaire.

Conflict, Climate Change Leaves South Sudan among “world’s hungriest countries”: Trócaire

Nov 16, 2022

Violent conflicts and climate change in South Sudan have contributed to the country being “consistently” ranked as one of the “world’s hungriest countries,” the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has said.  

Mons. Emmanuel Bernardino Lowi Napeta, appointed Bishop of South Sudan's Torit Diocese on 8 November 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Parish Priest of Sudanese Cathedral Parish Appointed Bishop for Torit Diocese, South Sudan

Nov 8, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed the Parish Priest of St. Matthew’s Cathedral Parish of Khartoum Archdiocese in Sudan, Bishop for Torit Diocese in South Sudan.

Bishop Yunan Tombe Trille Kuku of Sudan's El Obeid Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Abyei Residents “facing humanitarian catastrophe”, Bishop in Sudan Says, Appeals for Help

Nov 7, 2022

Residents of Abyei Administrative Area (AAA), an area on the border between Sudan and South Sudan that has a “special administrative status”, are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of El Obeid that covers the region has said.

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of South Sudan's Yei Diocese during the October 29 meeting. Credit: ACI Africa

Let’s Rebuild Our “badly broken” Diocese: Bishop in South Sudan to Natives of His See

Oct 31, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Yei Diocese in South Sudan has called upon the natives of his Episcopal See residing in the capital city to join him in initiatives to rebuild the “badly broken” South Sudanese Diocese.

Credit: Solidarity with South Sudan (SSS)

Catholic Entity in South Sudan Seeking Partnerships to Address Food Security Challenge

Oct 29, 2022

Solidarity with South Sudan (SSS) is seeking to partner with “well-wishers worldwide” in view of reaching out to local farmers in the East-Central African nation to address the challenge of food security.

Mons. Ionuţ Paul Strejac. Credit: ARCB

“Accelerate preparations”: Vatican Official in South Sudan on Papal Ecumenical Visit

Oct 28, 2022

There are positive “signs” that Pope Francis will realize the postponed ecumenical trip to South Sudan, the Chargé d'Affaires of the Vatican Nunciature in the East-Central African nation has said, and underscored the need to “accelerate preparations”.

Official logo of the Synod on Synodality. Credit: Vatican Media

Catholic Students in Africa Pour Their Hearts Out to Bishops in Synodal Conversations

Oct 23, 2022

Catholic students from various universities across Africa have shared their Church experiences and concerns in a meeting they held with Bishops on the continent, expressing their desire “to be heard” and to be supported in the challenges they face.

Official logo and motto of Pope Francis’ Apostolic visit to the South Sudan. Credit: Vatican Media

The Papal “long-awaited” Ecumenical Visit among Ongoing Reflections of Bishops in Sudan

Oct 22, 2022

The postponed ecumenical trip to South Sudan that is to be undertaken by Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields, is among the deliberations at the ongoing Plenary Assembly of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC), a member of the Conference has said.