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Catholic Church in South Sudan

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. 

What Pope Francis Wants Catholic Bishops in Africa, Asia to Know and Help Accomplish

Sep 13, 2023

“Guard the ecclesial fidelity of your people,” this was the final recommendation Pope Francis made to the 110 Catholic Bishops mostly from Africa and Asia during his audience with them inside the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace near St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Bishop Evelio Menjivar Ayala, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington DC in the U.S. addressing students and the administrative staff of the Catholic University of South Sudan (CAUSS) on Tuesday, September 12 in Juba. Credit: Credit: Kerbino Kuel Deng/ACI Africa

“Only love can bring healing”: U.S. Catholic Bishop to South Sudanese Students

Sep 12, 2023

The Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington DC in the U.S. has underscored the value of love in healing and mending broken relationships.

The Official logo of the Eucharistic Congress and the Golden Jubilee celebration. Credit: Kerbino Kuel Deng/ACI Africa

Golden Jubilee of Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference to Foster Two-nation Unity

Sep 8, 2023

The yearlong Golden Jubilee celebrations of the establishment of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) seeks to foster the unity of the people of God in the Conference that brings together those at the helm of the two Catholic Dioceses in Sudan and the seven in South Sudan.

Sr. Maria Martinelli, the Provincial Superior of Comboni Sisters in South Sudan in her office in Juba. Credit: Kerbino Kuel Deng, ACI Africa

War, Lack of Personnel Behind Closure of Comboni Sisters’ Community in Yei, South Sudan

Sep 7, 2023

The violence in the territory covered by South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Yei and the lack of personnel are the reasons behind the closure of the community of the Comboni Missionary Sisters (CMS) in the South Sudanese Diocese, the Provincial Superior has said.

Fr. Gregor Schmidt, Provincial Superior of Comboni Missionaries in South Sudan in his office in Juba. Credit: Kerbino Kuel Deng, ACI Africa.

“We did not leave”: Comboni Superior on Presence of Missionaries in South Sudanese Diocese

Sep 6, 2023

Members of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (MCCJ) have not abandoned their pastoral ministry in South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Yei despite the security challenges, the Provincial Superior has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Late Prince Justin Agbiamamu of Yengiri Payam in South Sudan’s Enzo County of Western Equatoria State (WES). Credit: CDTY

“Noble and heroic”: Catholic Bishop Eulogizes “assassinated” South Sudanese Chief

Sep 6, 2023

Prince Justin Agbiamamu of Yengiri Payam in South Sudan’s Enzo County of Western Equatoria State (WES), who was reportedly assassinated on August 30 was known for “noble and heroic acts”, Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY)  has recalled. 

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor of Yei Diocese in South Sudan. Credit: Kerbino Kuel Deng/ACI Africa

Missionaries Have Fled for “fear for their lives”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Laments

Sep 4, 2023

Catholic Missionaries have fled South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Yei amid insecurity, the Local Ordinary has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Credit: Eye Radio

National Symbols “must be respected”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan on Country’s Flag

Sep 4, 2023

A Catholic Bishop in South Sudan has weighed in on the country’s Media Authority caution against the circulation of the “wrong version” of the National Flag, calling for respect of national symbols of the world’s newest country.