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Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY)

“Give me information about my Priest; give him back to me”: Catholic Bishop Pleads with South Sudanese Authorities

May 21, 2024

Weeks since Fr. Luke Yugue of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura Yambio (CDTY) was reported missing alongside his driver, Michael Gbeko, the Local Ordinary of the South Sudanese Episcopal See has pleaded with authorities in the country to provide information on the whereabouts of the duo.

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Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Directs Four-day “organized prayer” for Safety of Missing Priest, Driver

May 2, 2024

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura Yambio (CDTY) has directed Parishes and other institutions in his Episcopal See to have “organized prayer” for four days for the intention of the safety of Fr. Luke Yugue and his driver, Michael Gbeko.

South Sudanese Catholic Priest, Driver “missing”, Diocese Seeking Answers from State, National Government

Apr 28, 2024

The Catholic Diocese of Tombura Yambio (CDTY) in South Sudan is asking the leadership of Western Equatoria State as well as the national government to provide answers on the “whereabouts” of Fr. Luke Yugue and his driver, Michael Gbeko.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY). Credit: CDTY

“Emulate Simon of Cyrene, your fellow African”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan to Youths in Holy Week Message

Mar 26, 2024

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambia (CDTY) has challenged African young people to emulate the determination of Simon of Cyrene, a young man, reportedly from Libya, who helped Jesus Christ carry his cross to Calvary as recorded in the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke).

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY). Credit: CDTY

“Let us Sustain, care for the environment”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan to Christians

Mar 26, 2024

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) has called upon the people of God in his Episcopal See to participate in environmental conservation, and curtail climatic change.

The launch of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambia (CDTY) 2024 Lenten Campaign. Credit: CDTY

Lent: Catholic Diocese in South Sudan Reflecting on Life, Livelihoods Sustainability

Feb 21, 2024

The people of God in South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambia (CDTY) have been called upon to reflect on what each one of them needs to do for the sustainability of life and livelihoods during the Lenten Season this year.

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 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”.