Catholic Church in South Sudan

Late Sr. Veronica Rackova. Credit: CRN

South Sudanese Court to Give “final verdict” in Case of Missionary Nun Murdered in 2016

Oct 13, 2023

A High Court in South Sudan’s capital city, Juba, is expected to give the final verdict on the murder of Sr. Veronica Rackova on October 24, the Catholic Radio Network (CRN) reported on Thursday, October 12.

Fr. Waran Charles Joseph and Deacons Emmanuel Konga Kenyi and Joseph Unzi. Credit: Yei Diocese

“Say it the way it is”: Bishop in South Sudan Urges New Clergy to Preach Truth of Gospel

Oct 12, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has called upon the newly ordained Priest and Deacons to be courageous in their ministry, preaching the truth of the Gospel.

Credit: ACI Africa

Comboni Feast: South Sudanese Provincial Recalls Saint’s “missionary insight” for Africa

Oct 9, 2023

On the Feast of St. Daniel Comboni, the Provincial Superior of the Apostles of Jesus Missionaries (AJ) in South Sudan, an Institute of Priests and Brothers founded by two members of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (MCCJ) in Uganda, has recalled the “missionary insight” that the Saint had for Africa.

Pope Francis with Stephen Ameyu Martin Cardinal Mulla during the September 30 Consistory. Credit: Vatican Media

New Cardinal in South Sudan Says His Elevation “recognition” of Catholic Faith in Country

Oct 3, 2023

The elevation of the Local Ordinary of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba, South Sudan’s only Metropolitan See, is an acknowledgement of Catholic faith in the East-Central African nation, the newly created Cardinal has said.

Bishop Santo Loku Pio Doggale during Holy Mass on Sunday, October 1, at St Theresa Cathedral of Juba Archdiocese: Credit: Moses Lino/Archdiocese of Juba.

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Emphasizes Link Between “sacrifice” and Doing God’s Will

Oct 3, 2023

There is a close connection between doing the will of God and making sacrifices, the Auxiliary Bishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has said. 

Strive to Spearhead Justice, Peace in South Sudan: Catholic Bishop to New Cardinal

Oct 3, 2023

The newly created Cardinal for South Sudan, Stephen Ameyu Martin Cardinal Mulla, is expected to play the role of spearheading Church initiatives towards justice and peace in the country, a Catholic in the East-Central African nation has said. 

Logo Caritas South Sudan. Credit: Caritas South Sudan

Returnees Fleeing War-Torn Sudan Thank Caritas South Sudan for Facilitating Evacuation

Oct 1, 2023

Returnees who were recently evacuated from war-torn Sudan have lauded Caritas South Sudan, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in the East-Central African country,  for facilitating their return to Juba.

The Coat of Arms of Cardinal-designate, Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla of juba Archdiocese in South Sudan. Credit: ACI Africa/Eye Radio

A Drum, Other Elements on South Sudanese Cardinal-Designate’s Coat of Arms Explained

Sep 30, 2023

The Vicar General of South Sudan’s Catholic Archdiocese of Juba has explained the symbols and motto represented in the coat of arms of Cardinal-designate, Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla.

Fr. Nicholas Kiri, Vicar -General of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba. Credit: ACI Africa

Why Creation of a Cardinal Means a Lot for South Sudan: Catholic Official

Sep 29, 2023

The creation of the Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan during a consistory scheduled for September 30 means a lot for the East-Central African country that will be having a Cardinal for the first time, a Catholic official in the country has said.

Caritas South Sudan distributing food items to returnees in South Sudan's Renk County. Credit: Joseph Sabu, Caritas South Sudan

Caritas South Sudan Reaches Out to Hundreds of Households from War-Torn Sudan

Sep 28, 2023

Caritas South Sudan, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in the East-Central African country, has reached out to hundreds of households fleeing the war that broke out in Sudan on April 15.

St. Theresa Kator Cathedral of Juba Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

“Heaven is meant for all of us”: Catholic Priest in South Sudan Urges Supportive Relations

Sep 25, 2023

There is need for Christians to foster supportive relationships, taking deliberate efforts to guard themselves from envy, a Catholic Priest ministering in South Sudan’s Catholic Archdiocese of Juba has said. 

A poster announcing the October 6 Diaconate and Priestly Ordination in South Sudan's Yei Diocese. Credit: Yei Diocese

Pray for Candidates to Be Ordained in South Sudan to “become selfless shepherds”: Bishop

Sep 25, 2023

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Yei is appealing for prayers for the three candidates awaiting ordination in October, the second for the Diocese since 2012, to prioritize the needs of the people in their ministry among the people of God.

Fr. William Bol, Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of Malakal. Credit: ACI Africa

“Feel God closer”: Vicar General in South Sudan Cautions Flood Victims against Despair

Sep 23, 2023

The Vicar General of South Sudan’s Malakal Diocese has cautioned people of God affected by floods in Upper Nile State that is covered by the South Sudanese Episcopal See against despair. 

The Chargé d'affaires of the Vatican Nunciature in South Sudan,Mons. Ionut Paul Strejac. Credit: ACI Africa

“Work hard, be committed”: Vatican Diplomat to Catholic University Students in South Sudan

Sep 19, 2023

The Chargé d'affaires of the Vatican Nunciature in South Sudan has cautioned Catholic University of South Sudan (CUoSS) students against discouragement, and instead make every effort to focus on their studies with commitment. 

Sr. Dr. Jacinta Ondeng in the office in Juba, South Sudan. Credit: Kerbino Kuel Deng, ACI Africa

Shun “culture of silence”: Kenyan Catholic Nun on Safeguarding in South Sudanese Dioceses

Sep 18, 2023

The people of God in South Sudan are being cautioned against the “culture of silence” in the face of abuses against children and vulnerable adults.

Bishop Santo Loku Pio addressing students at the Catholic University of South Sudan. Credit: Kerbino Kuel Deng, ACI Africa.

Shun War, “create job opportunities”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan to Authorities

Sep 18, 2023

The Auxiliary Bishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has called on the government to shun civil strife, and instead engage in creating opportunities for employment in the East-Central African nation.

Fr. Jim Greene, Chairperson of Religious Superiors Association of South Sudan in his office in Juba. Credit: Kerbino Kuel Deng, ACI Africa

“We continue to pay”: Catholic Official in South Sudan on Work Permit Exemption Directive

Sep 16, 2023

The Presidential directive exempting foreign missionaries from paying for work permits in South Sudan is yet to be implemented, the Chairperson of the Religious Superiors Association of South Sudan (RSASS) has told ACI Africa.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) during the celebration of Bishop Gasi Day. Credit: CDTY

South Sudanese Catholic Bishop Shares “vivid, enduring” Memories of Late Predecessor

Sep 15, 2023

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) remembers his late predecessor, Bishop Joseph Abangite Gasi , as a prayerful man, who also taught others to be prayerful.

Fr. Thomas Bagbiowia, Vicar -General of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura Yambio speaking to pilgrims and government dignitaries on 13 September 2023 at St. Mary Mother of God Parish in Yambio. Credit: CDTY

At Death Anniversary, South Sudanese Catholic Bishop Remembered as “beacon of love, faith”

Sep 14, 2023

At the annual death anniversary of Bishop Joseph Abangite Gasi, the South Sudanese Catholic Bishop who died on 12 September 2014 after having served as Local Ordinary of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) for over three decades has been remembered as a “beacon of love and faith”.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba. Credit: Radio Bakhita.

Catholic Archbishop Cautions Students in South Sudan against Religious Discrimination

Sep 14, 2023

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of South Sudan’s Catholic Archdiocese of Juba has cautioned members of the Young Christian Students (YCS) in his Metropolitan See against religious discrimination.