Catholic Church in South Sudan

Bishop Mathew Remijio Adam of South Sudan's Wau Diocese. Credit: CRN

Go Beyond Ethnicities, Strive for Collaboration: Bishop in South Sudan to Catholic Men

Jul 23, 2023

Bishop Mathew Remijio Adam of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has urged members of the Catholic Men Association (CMA) in his Episcopal See to go beyond their respective ethnicities, and instead strive for collaboration to bring positive change to society. 

Bishop Mathew Remijio Adam of Wau Diocese in South Sudan. Credit: AMECEA

“Very alarming”: Catholic Bishop on Crimes in South Sudan, Urges Action

Jul 17, 2023

Bishop Mathew Remijio Adam of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has described crime levels in the East-Central African nation as “very alarming”, and advocated for efforts towards lasting peace. 

A delegation of the South African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC) meeting President Ramaphosa in January 2020. Credit: SACBC

President of South Africa Lauds Naming of Cardinal as “cause for pride"

Jul 12, 2023

The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has lauded the July 9 naming of Archbishop Stephen Brislin of the country’s Cape Town Archdiocese Cardinal as a “cause for pride”.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala during a tree planting exercise at St. Mary Mother of God Parish of of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY). Credit: CDTY

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Urges “collective responsibility” in Forestation

Jul 12, 2023

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) in South Sudan has advocated for forestation, urging “collective responsibility”.

Archbishop Protase Rugambwa with Pope Francis in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media

Tanzanian Cardinal-designate to Foster “what is expected of any minister with same office”

Jul 11, 2023

Archbishop Protase Rugambwa, the Coadjutor Archbishop of Tabora in Tanzania, who is among the 21 newly named Cardinals has told ACI Africa that he will continue to provide leadership as expected of him as a Cardinal.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of Juba in South Sudan during the July 10 press conference. Credit: CRN

“Not an elevation for a single person”: South Sudanese Cardinal-designate

Jul 11, 2023

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of Juba in South Sudan, one of the three Africans named Cardinals on July 9, has said that his elevation to Cardinal is for the people of people of God in a country searching for lasting peace, and not for his personal interests. 

Cardinal-designate Stephen Brislin receiving gifts from Pope Francis during the Ad Limina Visit of members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC). Credit: SACBC

“We are happy”: Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa on Naming of New Cardinal

Jul 10, 2023

The naming of Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town in South Africa among 21 new Cardinals has been met with joy and happiness by members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC).

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin (center), Archbishop Stephen Brislin (left) and Archbishop Protase Rugambwa (right) among the 21 cardinals named by Pope Francis on July 9, 2023.

The Three Newly Named Cardinals from Africa

Jul 9, 2023

Three Catholic Church leaders from South Sudan, South Africa, and Tanzania are among the 21 Cardinals that the Holy Father named after reciting the Angelus prayer on Sunday, July 9.

South Sudanese Archbishop Whose Transfer was Resisted among 21 Newly Named Cardinals

Jul 9, 2023

The Local Ordinary of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese, whose transfer to the country’s only Metropolitan See was resisted amid multiple protest letters is among the new Cardinals that Pope Francis has named. 

Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town in South Africa, one of the three Africans named Cardinals on Sunday, July 9. Credit: SACBC

“Quite confused, bewildered”: South African Archbishop on Being Named Cardinal

Jul 9, 2023

Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town in South Africa, one of the three Africans named Cardinals on Sunday, July 9 says he is “surprised” by his naming.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe currently undergoing treatment in Rome. Credit: ACI Africa

Hospitalized South Sudanese Catholic Bishop on Path to Recovery after “minor operation”

Jul 5, 2023

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe who underwent a “minor operation” at a hospital in Rome is on the path to recovery, the Auxiliary Bishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has said.

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

"Deeply concerned”: Catholic Bishops’ Conference on Human Rights Violations in Sudan

Jul 4, 2023

Members of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC), who include Catholic Bishops in Sudan and South Sudan have expressed concern about continued human rights violations in the ongoing war in Sudan.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of the South Sudan's Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY). Credit: ACI Africa

Strive for “values of peace, respect, hard work”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan to Youth

Jul 4, 2023

Young people in South Sudan need to strive for values that positively contribute to a good future, the Bishop of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) has said.

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese. Credit: Yei Diocese

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Cautions Pastoral Agents against Manipulating Others

Jul 3, 2023

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has cautioned pastoral agents in his Episcopal See against the tendency to “manipulate others”.

Members of the South Sudan Catholic Bishops Ecclesiastical Provincial Council. Credit: ACI Africa

Let’s Establish “emergency plans” for Persons Fleeing Sudan War: South Sudanese Archbishop

Jul 1, 2023

There is a need to establish “some emergency” interventions for persons fleeing the violent conflict in Sudan, Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has said. 

Credit: CDTY

Invest in Farming, Take Advantage of “rainy season”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan

Jun 27, 2023

The rainy season in parts of South Sudan provides an opportunity to practice farming, Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) has said, and directed that Catholic institutions in his Episcopal See set invest in farming. 

Sr. Alice Jurugo Drajea, Superior General of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SHS). Credit: ACI Africa

Pastoral Work, Education at “standstill” in Sudan amid Violence: Religious Order Superior

Jun 24, 2023

Pastoral work, and education are among services at “a standstill” in Sudan amid violence, the Superior General of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SHS) has said.

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

South Sudan Catholic University Students Urged to “be creative, take positive initiatives”

Jun 21, 2023

Catholic University of South Sudan (CoUSS) students at St. John’s campus in Yambio have been urged to foster creativity and to “take positive initiatives” for their own good and that of the institution of higher learning.

Bishop Mathew Remijio Adam during his June 12 pastoral visit to Our Lady of Fatima Parish of Wau Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“We are not happy with fathers”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan on Girls’ School Dropout

Jun 17, 2023

The Catholic Bishop in South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has faulted fathers in the East-Central African nation for not doing enough to keep their daughters in school, and contributing to the low levels of formal education completion for the girl child.

St. Francis of Assisi Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Torit in South Sudan. Credit: Torit Diocese

Catholic Parish of South Sudan’s Torit Diocese Looted a “sixth time” in Nighttime Robbery

Jun 15, 2023

St. Francis of Assisi Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Torit in South Sudan was, over the last weekend, looted a “sixth time” in a nighttime robbery, the Parish Priest has told ACI Africa in an interview.