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Catholic Church in South Sudan

Michael Cardinal Czerny during Holy Mass at St. Theresa’s Kator Cathedral of Juba Archdiocese on Sunday, 4 February 2024. Credit: Ginaba Lino/Juba/South Sudan

“Be faithful to peace agreement”: Vatican Cardinal to South Sudanese ahead of Elections

Feb 4, 2024

The people of God in South Sudan are at a “critical moment” in their political life as the world’s newest and youngest nation prepares for general elections currently scheduled for December 2024, a Vatican-based Cardinal visiting the country has said.

World Day for Consecrated Life: Bishop in South Sudan Calls for “pilgrims of hope, peace”

Feb 4, 2024

Bishop Christian Carlassare of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek has underscored the need for “pilgrims of hope and peace” in the East-Central African nation, which is reeling from years of violent conflicts.

Michael Cardinal Czerny delivery his homily at St. Theresa’s Kator Cathedral of Juba Archdiocese on Sunday, 4 February 2024. Credit: Ginaba Lino/Juba/South Sudan

My Visit “another sign” of Church’s Solidarity in South Sudan’s Quest for Peace: Cardinal

Feb 4, 2024

The Prefect for the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD), who arrived in South Sudan on Saturday, February 3 for his eight-day pastoral trip has described his visit as an additional demonstration of the solidarity of the Catholic Church, and that of the Holy Father, with South Sudanese in their search for lasting peace.

Michael Cardinal Czerny, Prefect for the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD). Credit: DPIHD (Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development)

Vatican Cardinal Visiting Africa Invites Consecrated Persons to Renewed “missionary zeal”

Feb 3, 2024

Michael Cardinal Czerny, who is the helm of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) has invited the Consecrated in Africa to rekindle their zeal for evangelization as the Church marks the annual World Day for Consecrated Life.

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen during the 3 February 2024 Eucharistic celebration at at St. Theresa’s Kator Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Juba. Credit: Ginaba Lino/Juba/South Sudan

One Year On, Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan Highlights “fruits” of First-ever Papal Visit

Feb 3, 2024

One year since the first-ever Papal visit to South Sudan, the representative of the Holy Father in the East-Central African nation has highlighted the benefits of the 3-5 February 2023 Ecumenical Visit, which Pope Francis undertook alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields.

Michael Cardinal Czerny, Prefect for the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD). Credit: DPIHD (Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development)

Vatican Cardinal “to renew” Pope’s Peace Message in Pastoral Trip to South Sudan

Feb 2, 2024

The Prefect for the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) is “to renew” the Holy Father’s peace message during his eight-day pastoral visit to South Sudan scheduled to begin on Friday, February 2.

Cardinal Michael Czerny. | Pablo Esparza/CNA

South Sudan to Mark Anniversary of First-ever Papal Visit with Vatican Cardinal Trip

Jan 31, 2024

The people of God in South are set to commemorate one year since the first-ever Papal visit to the country with the pastoral trip of the Prefect for the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD), Michael Cardinal Czerny.

Sr. Orla Treacy, IBVM (front center) along with other pilgrims during the seven-day pilgrimage for peace from Rumbek to Tonj. Credit: Good News Radio/Rumbek Diocese

Pilgrim Shares Moving Encounter with South Sudanese Communities Crying Out for Peace

Jan 16, 2024

A woman who knelt by the roadside with her children, praying for peace as pilgrims from South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek passed by was a sight to behold for the pilgrims who kept reflecting on the incident though their journey to Tonj, about 125 kilometers away.

Pilgrims who participated in the pilgrimage for peace. Credit: Fr. Luka Dor/Catholic Diocese of Rumbek

Peace Pilgrimage in South Sudanese Diocese Ends with Launch of Eucharistic Congress

Jan 15, 2024

South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek has launched a year-long Diocesan Eucharistic Congress with an invitation to communities in the East-Central African country that is reeling from decades of violence to embrace communal living.

Bishop Christian Carlassare with pilgrims who participated in the pilgrimage for peace. Credit: Fr. Luka Dor/Catholic Diocese of Rumbek

South Sudanese Diocese Looking to Have More Community Encounter in 2025 Peace Pilgrimage

Jan 15, 2024

The Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan has announced its 2025 peace pilgrimage, with the hope that young people set to participate in the pilgrimage will have more interaction with the communities they encounter along the way.

Youths from South Sudan's Catholic Diocese of Rumbek on their peace pilgrimage to Tonj. Credit: Good News Radio/Rumbek Diocese

Pilgrimages in South Sudan Providing Fertile Ground for Growth of Religious Vocations

Jan 12, 2024

Nine young men discerning to become Priests of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek are part of the 125-kilometer weeklong pilgrimage that the Diocese organized to sensitize local community members in the East-Central African country on the need for peace.

Stephen Ameyu Martin Cardinal Mulla during the 10 January 2024 handing over ceremony.

New Cardinal in South Sudan Installed as President of Catholic Bishops' Conference

Jan 11, 2024

Stephen Ameyu Martin Cardinal Mulla, the newly elevated South Sudanese Cardinal has been installed as President of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC).

Youths from South Sudan's Catholic Diocese of Rumbek on their peace pilgrimage to Tonj. Credit: Bishop Christian Carlassare

Youths in South Sudanese Diocese Walking 125Kms in Weeklong Pilgrimage to Preach Peace

Jan 10, 2024

Young people from South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek are walking from Rumbek to Tonj, some 125 kilometers, in a seven-day pilgrimage they started on Sunday, January 7 to sensitize communities in the East-Central African nation on the need for peace.

Members of the  Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC). Credit:  Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC)

Don’t “sit back”: Sudan, South Sudan’s Bishops to International Community amid Ongoing War

Jan 1, 2024

Catholic Bishops in Sudan and South Sudan are urging the United Nations (UN), the governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Norway, also referred to as Troika, and other members of the international community to go on with their respective efforts to end the ongoing violence in Sudan.

Credit: Agenzia Fides

South Sudan Needs Trauma Healing to Address “sexual violence effects”: Catholic Official

Dec 20, 2023

Survivors of sexual violence in South Sudan need to be helped, the Coordinator of the Catholic Health Commission (CHC) in the East-Central African nation has said, and proposed the reestablishment of a trauma healing facility in the country.

Cardinal in South Sudan Urges Newly Ordained Deacons to Embrace Servant Leadership

Nov 13, 2023

Stephen Cardinal Ameyu Martin Mulla of South Sudan’s Catholic Archdiocese of Juba has urged the new Deacons he ordained on Saturday, November 11 to “sacrifice” for the ministry, and to be always ready to serve the people of God in the eastern central African country.

The late Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Torit in South Sudan, Paride Taban, is the 2023 Opus Prize Laureate. (L-R): Kerry Alys Robinson, executive director of The Opus Prize Foundation; Dr. Margaret Itto, deputy chair of the Board for Holy Trinity Peace Village Kuron and State Minister for Health in Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan; University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD. Credit: Villanova University

Late South Sudanese Bishop Paride Taban Named 2023 Opus Prize Laureate

Nov 10, 2023

The late Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Torit in South Sudan, Paride Taban, is the 2023 Opus Prize Laureate.

Stephen Cardinal Ameyu Martin Mulla of South Sudan’s Catholic Archdiocese of Juba. Credit: CRN

Tributes Continue to Pour in as Award-Winning South Sudanese Bishop is Laid to Rest

Nov 10, 2023

South Sudanese Bishop Paride Taban who died at the age of 87 on the Solemnity of All Saints has been laid to rest in the Diocese of Torit, with mourners eulogizing the award-winning prelate as “a teacher, a wise man and a light” for many.

Credit: Paul de Schipper

South Sudanese Bishop Honored Posthumously for Building Peace Village

Nov 8, 2023

The late South Sudanese Bishop Paride Taban is among the recipients of the 2023 Opus Prize, an annual faith-based humanitarian award that recognizes social entrepreneurship.  

South Sudanese Bishop Paride Taban Teaches Priests to Go Beyond Preaching: Cardinal

Nov 8, 2023

South Sudanese Bishop Paride Taban who died at the age of 87 on the Solemnity of All Saint has been eulogized as a “man of the community”, and a model for priests who must put what they preach into action.