Humanitarian needs in South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei States are “overwhelming” due to violent conflicts and general “unrest”, a Catholic Nun serving in the country’s Catholic Diocese of Malakal has said.
Catholic Bishops in The Gambia and Sierra Leone have encouraged the people of God in both nations to remain firm in faith, hope and charity amid numerous challenges including the “attendant consequences” of COVID-19.
Embracing dialogue for peaceful coexistence in South Sudan is posing a challenge especially for those who have experienced direct effects of civil war, a Catholic Missionary Nun serving in the East-Central African nation has said.
The planned Peace, Unity and National Integration Summit under the auspices of the Christian and Muslim youth leaders in Nigeria is expected to explore challenges to peace and unity in the West African Nation
In a country where the reciprocal interaction between Catholicism and culture still presents difficulties, with society playing a central role in shaping individual lives through family and peer pressure, a South Sudanese cleric has shared with ACI Africa the challenges he had to overcome on his journey to priesthood as he celebrates 50 years since he received the Sacrament of Holy Orders.