Catholic Church in South Sudan

Sr. Lucy Tiyu (left), Sr. Rose Ajija (center), and Sr. Pierina Achito (right), all from the SHS community of Umbadah Omdurman in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. Credit: The Vulnerable People Project

Catholic Nuns Safely Evacuated from Sudan to South Sudan Came “with nothing”: Superior

Jun 14, 2023

The three members of the Religious Order of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SHS) who were safely evacuated from Sudan to South Sudan last month arrived in the country’s capital, Juba, “with nothing”, the Superior General of the Congregation has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Bishop Christian Carlassare with the three Priests he ordained on 11 June 2023. Credit: Radio Good News/Facebook

“Don’t be people of many words”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan to Newly Ordained Priests

Jun 13, 2023

The newly ordained Priests for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek will need to be keen on “action and service of God”, the Local Ordinary of the South Sudanese Diocese has said, cautioning them against the temptation to be “people of many words”. 

Bishop Mathew Remijio Adam of South Sudan's Wau Diocese with some pastoral agents. Credit: Wau Diocese

Let’s “work collectively” in Pastoral Service: Vicar General of South Sudanese Diocese

Jun 11, 2023

Pastoral agents need to foster a collective approach if their service among the people of God is to be effective, the Vicar General of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has said.

Some beneficiaries of the peacebuilding training that the Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CODEP), the social wing of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY)organized. Credit: CDTY

Peacebuilding Initiative in South Sudanese Diocese Has to Go Beyond Townships: Beneficiary

Jun 8, 2023

The peacebuilding training that the Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CODEP), the social wing of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY), is realizing in the South Sudanese Episcopal See “should” go beyond townships, a beneficiary of the latest worship has said. 

Some members of the Catholic Men Association (CMA) in South Sudan'sJuba Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Men in South Sudanese Archdiocese Cautioned against Violence

Jun 6, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of Juba Archdiocese in South Sudan has called on members of the Catholic Men Association (CMA) in his Metropolitan See to “shun violence” especially against women.

Bishop Emmanuel Bernardino Lowi Napeta of South Sudan's Torit Diocese. Credit: CRN

Forced, Early Marriage Part of “old mentality” to Denounce: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan

Jun 3, 2023

Forcing young girls into marriage is part of the “old mentality” that should be challenged and denounced in South Sudan, the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Torit Diocese has said.

Local farmers in Yei County in South Sudan. Credit: Caritas South Sudan

Caritas South Sudan Farming Skills Training to Improve “local food security”: Beneficiary

Jun 2, 2023

The training that Caritas South Sudan realized for a group of farmers in Yei River County of Central Equatoria State last month will contribute to increased productivity and improved “local food security”, a beneficiary of the May 24 training has said. 

Some participants during the May 26-27 military-civilian dialogue in Yei River County of Central Equatoria State (CES). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishop in South Sudan Emphasizes Need for Civilian-Military “dialogue” to Rebuild Trust

May 31, 2023

There is need for continuous dialogue between the civil population and the army in South Sudan to re-establish trust that seems to have been lost over the years, the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Yei Diocese has said. 

Persons fleeing the civil war in Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Diocese Plans “second collection” for Sudan War Victims on Pentecost Sunday

May 27, 2023

South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) has planned for “a second collection” on Pentecost Sunday to support victims of the ongoing war in Sudan.

The Vulnerable People Project rescue three nuns trapped in the middle of the crossfire in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum, May 2023. | Credit: The Vulnerable People Project / The Vulnerable People Project

Catholic Nuns “thankful” after Safe Evacuation from Sudan to South Sudan amidst Violence

May 24, 2023

Three members of the Religious Order of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SHS) have expressed gratitude to the Vulnerable People Project (VPP), a Catholic apostolate dedicated to helping people escape conflict, for facilitating their safe evacuation from Sudan to South Sudan amid violence in the Northeastern African nation.

Bishop Emmanuel Bernardino Lowi Napeta of South Sudan's Torit Diocese. Credit: Torit Diocese

In Evangelizing, Foster Unity: Catholic Bishop to Catechists in South Sudanese Diocese

May 24, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of Torit Diocese in South Sudan has underscored the value of oneness in evangelization, and called upon Catechists to foster it. 

A JRS staff attending some persons fleeing violence in Sudan. Credit: JRS

Jesuit Entity Supporting Thousands Fleeing Sudan War at “an outreach point” in South Sudan

May 22, 2023

Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), has set up “an outreach point” at Renk in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State where thousands of persons fleeing the Sudan war that broke out on April 15 are being served.

Pope Francis. Credit: Vatican Media

“Spare no effort”: Pope Francis to International Community on Pushing for Talks in Sudan

May 22, 2023

Pope Francis has urged the international community to “spare no effort” in pushing for dialogue between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to bring an end to war in Sudan where he says “situation continues to be grave”.

Sister Beta Almendra, a Portuguese Comboni nun living in Wau. Credit: ACN

Catholic Diocese in South Sudan Raising Funds to Support War Victims in Sudan

May 20, 2023

The Catholic Diocese of Wau in South Sudan is preparing to send a special collection to Khartoum, Sudan, to support people who continue to be affected by the ongoing war that broke out on April 15.

Credit: CDTY

South Sudanese Diocese Spearheading Peace Initiative, Priest Says Communities “impressed”

May 17, 2023

The peace initiative that the Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CODEP), the social wing of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY), has undertaken to reconcile two warring communities is having a positive impact, the Chancellor of the South Sudanese Diocese has said.

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

Prayer Appeal for Healing of South Sudanese Bishop after “minor operation” in Rome

May 16, 2023

Prayers are being sought for “God’s healing and protection” for Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe who is undergoing treatment in Rome.

Sarah Cleto Rial, Governor of South Sudan’s Western Bahr El Ghazal State. Credit: Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Catholic Diocese Lauded for “standing with our people” in Service Delivery

May 14, 2023

A government official in South Sudan has lauded the country’s Catholic Diocese of Wau for “standing with our people” through service delivery. 

Credit: Yei Diocese

Catholic Entity in South Sudan Empowering Religious Leaders on “peacebuilding” Initiatives

May 12, 2023

The department of Integral Human Development of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese, Caritas Yei, is empowering religious leaders with skills on how to foster peace and reconciliation in the country’s Central Equatoria State.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin during a press conference on , 22 December 2022 in Juba. Credit: Wani Yusif/CRN

Church Entities in South Sudan Urged to “open all doors” to Personnel Fleeing Sudan War

May 11, 2023

The Catholic Archbishop of South Sudan’s only Metropolitan See, Juba, has urged Church institutions in the country to welcome and offer support to members of the Clergy, women and men Religious, and Laity arriving from Sudan where war broke out on April 15.

Credit: Torit Diocese

Past Experiences Behind Trauma of South Sudanese, Need Help to “restore hope”: Priest

May 9, 2023

The past experiences of armed and intercommunal deadly conflicts have contributed to the reality of trauma among South Sudanese who have lost hope, and stand in need of help to live meaningful lives, a Catholic Priest in the country has said.