Catholic Church in South Sudan

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.

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.