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Catholic Church in South Sudan

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

“Be not afraid” amid Challenges in South Sudan: Catholic Bishop in Christmas Message

Dec 25, 2022

In his Christmas 2022 Message to the people of God under his pastoral care, the Catholic Bishop of South Sudan's Yei Diocese has sought to offer encouragement amid economic and security challenges.

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”

Dec 22, 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.

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

“We need to reconcile, forgive” to Celebrate Christmas in Happiness: South Sudanese Bishop

Dec 21, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has called on the people of God in the East-Central African nation to practice reconciliation and forgiveness in order to celebrate Christmas in happiness.

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

Church in South Sudan Invited to share in Pope Francis' "pilgrimage of peace" During Visit

Dec 16, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan has invited people of different faiths in the East-Central African nation to prepare to join Pope Francis in his "pilgrimage of faith" during the Holy Father's planned Ecumenical visit to the country.

Bishop Stephen Nyodho Ador Majwok of South Sudan’s Malakal Diocese. Credit: Eye Radio

Catholic Bishop Calls for “unconditional” Ceasefire amid Violence in South Sudanese State

Dec 15, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Malakal Diocese has called upon parties in the violent conflict in Upper Nile State, a territory in his Episcopal See, to “unconditionally cease from violence”.

President Salva Kiir Mayardit with members of the delegation from the Sant’Egidio community, led by its Secretary-General, Dr. Paolo Impagliazzo and Professor Andrea Bartholi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Resuming Peace Talks Key Agenda in South Sudan's Meeting with Rome-based Catholic Entity

Dec 12, 2022

The leadership of the Rome-based lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community, has met with South Sudan’s President over the resumption of suspended Peace Talks. 

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Caritas Official in South Sudan Urges Youth to “be ambassadors of peace” at Grassroots

Dec 9, 2022

There is need for young people in South Sudan to “be ambassadors of peace” within their respective local communities, the Caritas Coordinator of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Wau has said.

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Suspension of South Sudan’s Peace Talks Not Closure of “door for peace”: Catholic Nun

Dec 6, 2022

The recent suspension of South Sudanese government’s participation in the Rome peace talks does not mean that the “door for peace” in the East-Central African nation is permanently closed, a Catholic Missionary Nun in the country has said.

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.”

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.