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Catholic Church in South Sudan

Bishop Stephen Nyodho Ador Majwok of the Catholic Diocese of Malakal, Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor of Yei Diocese, Bishop Santo Loku Pio and Fr. John Lo’boko Morris during the press conference. Credit: Kerbino Kuel Deng/ACI Africa

Plans Underway for Launch of Binational Eucharist Congress and Jubilee in South Sudan

Sep 2, 2023

Plans are underway for the launch of a binational yearlong Eucharistic Congress in South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Wau.

Youth attending the three-day retreat which the Eastern Deanery of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek (CDOR) organized. Credit: Fr. Justin Ngbo

Prayer “key to succeed in life”: Catholic Missionary Priest in South Sudan to Youth

Aug 29, 2023

A Catholic Missionary Priest ministering in South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek (CDOR) has urged the youth to embrace a life of prayer.

Fr. Linus Kang. Credit: Kerbino Kuel Deng/ACI Africa

Leadership “not power but service”: Catholic Missionary Priest in South Sudan to Youth

Aug 28, 2023

A Catholic Missionary Priest serving in South Sudan’s Catholic Archdiocese of Juba has challenged youth leaders in the South Sudanese only Metropolitan See not to view their respective positions “as power but as service” to the Church.

Archbishop Hubertus Matheus Maria van Megen. Credit: ACI Africa

Vatican Diplomat Lauds Malakal Diocese for Being “a sign of hope” to Sudan War Victims

Aug 21, 2023

The immediate former Apostolic Nuncio to Sudan has lauded the Catholic Diocese of Malakal in South Sudan, for giving hope to victims of the Sudan war that broke out on April 15.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin during Holy Mass at Holy Family Cathedral of Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Rumbek Diocese

Vatican Cardinal Calls on South Sudanese to “abandon old ways”, Seek Reconciliation

Aug 19, 2023

The Vatican Secretary of State concluded his four-day visit to South Sudan on August 17 by calling upon the people of God in the country to abandon they old ways of war and division, and to work towards conversion in their pursuit of peace and reconciliation.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin addressing returnees ad refugees at their camp in the Catholic Diocese of Malakal in South Sudan. Credit: John Amuom, RadioVoice of Love, Catholic Diocese of Malakal

“We feel very sorry for you”: Vatican Secretary of State to Refugees, Returnees from Sudan

Aug 17, 2023

The Vatican Secretary of State who arrived in South Sudan on August 14 on a four-day visit has comforted returnees and refugees in the Catholic Diocese of Malakal, who were displaced by the Sudan war that started on April 15 and expressed the closeness of the Holy Father with them.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin g with President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Monday, August 14 in Juba. Credit: Office of the President of South Sudan

Vatican Official Urges South Sudanese to Remain Committed to Peace and Reconciliation

Aug 15, 2023

The Vatican Secretary of State who arrived in South Sudan on August 14 has urged the people of God in the East-Central African country to continue working towards building a united and peaceful nation by embracing the spirit of peace and reconciliation.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin receives Pietro Cardinal Parolin upon arrival in Juba. Credit: Sudan/South Sudan Catholic Bishops' Conference

Vatican Secretary of State to Meet Returnees from Sudan in Four-Day Visit to South Sudan

Aug 14, 2023

The Vatican Secretary of State has arrived in South Sudan, with the intention to meet people fleeing violence from neighboring Sudan, among other activities lined up for his four-day stay in the East Central African country.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin, speaking at the official reopening of the Caritas Juba office on Tuesday, August 8. Credit: Radio Bakhita

Caritas Juba Bounces Back with Focus on Poverty Reduction, Peacebuilding in South Sudan

Aug 12, 2023

The development wing of the Archdiocese of Juba in South Sudan which has remained closed since 2021 for alleged mismanagement has been reopened and mandated to work towards alleviating poverty and ensuring that the people of God in the entire country live in peace.

Late Bishop Joseph Abangite Gasi. Credit: CDTY

Death Anniversary of South Sudanese Prelate an Opportunity to Seek Peace: Bishop

Aug 8, 2023

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura Yambio has said the annual anniversary in memory of his predecessor, Joseph Abangite Gasi, will be an opportunity to seek peace and love in South Sudan.

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of Yei Diocese in South Sudan. Credit: CRN

South Sudanese Urged to Celebrate Martyrs Day by Thinking about Country’s Fallen Heroes

Aug 1, 2023

The best way to celebrate Martyrs Day in South Sudan is by reflecting on peace and contemplating the lives and the sacrifice of the country’s fallen heroes, a Catholic Bishop in the East-Central African country has said. 

Credit: John Amuom, Radio Voice of Love, Catholic Diocese of Malakal

Returnee Recounts Experience in Sudan War, Grateful to the Catholic Church for Support

Jul 31, 2023

When Liebo Bona, a native of Malakal in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State arrived in Sudan in 2016 and landed a teaching job at a private school in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, he was convinced that his problems were behind him.

Bishop Stephen Nyodho Ador Majwok of the Catholic Diocese of Malakal in South Sudan. Credit: ACI Africa

South Sudanese Catholic Diocese Appeals for Help to Support Returnees from War-Torn Sudan

Jul 28, 2023

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Malakal in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State has described the situation of returnees from war-torn Sudan as “very bad” and appealed to the international community to support the diocese that is reaching out to those affected by the violence. 

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).