Latest stories: Juba Archdiocese

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Foundation for 3,000-Capacity Catholic Church Laid at Parish in Juba, South Sudan

The Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has laid the foundation for the construction of a Parish church with an estimated sitting capacity of 3,000 worshipers.  

Part of front page of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in September 2018. Credit: IGAD / IGAD

South Sudan’s Archbishop Lauds Gov’t for Reconstituting Transitional National Parliament

The Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has commended the country’s leadership upon the announcement of the newly appointed members of the Transitional National parliament from the sides that clashed in the nation’s protracted civil war.

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Hope for School Going Children in South Sudan as Archdiocese Keeps School Fees Low

Catholic schools in South Sudan’s Metropolitan Archdiocese of Juba have distinguished themselves for providing quality education at reduced charges amid concerns that private schools are hiking school fees in the country.

The Late Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Juba, Paulino Lukudu/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

South Sudanese Archbishop Posthumously Honored for “outstanding contributions to Church”

The late South Sudanese Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro is among the recipients of the 2021 Lambeth Awards given by the head of the worldwide Anglican Church, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Late Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro, Archbishop emeritus of South Sudan's Juba Diocese. He was laid to rest on 12 April 2021. Credit : Courtesy Photo. /

Late South Sudanese Archbishop Eulogized as Good Listener, “uncommon hero of holiness”

The late Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro who died April 5 at the age of 80 has, during his Funeral Mass, been eulogized as a good listener, truthful, generous, and an “uncommon hero of holiness,” among other qualities.

Late Paolino Lukudu Loro, the immediate former Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese. He died April 5 in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, at the age of 80. Credit : Courtesy Photo /

Religious, Political Leaders Hail Archbishop Who Mobilized South Sudan’s Bishops for Peace

Religious and political leaders in South Sudan have paid glowing tribute to the emeritus Archbishop of Juba Archdiocese, describing him as a great man who mobilized his brother Bishops in the country to work towards peace. 

The Late Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro, Archbishop emeritus of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese who died Monday, April 5 aged 80. / Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Archbishop Dies in Kenya, Successor Says “star has this morning flickered”

Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro, the immediate former Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese, has died in Nairobi, Kenya, at the age of 80.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of Juba Archdiocese, South Sudan / Courtesy Photo

Catholic Leaders in South Sudan Want Ban on Public Worship Lifted During Easter

Leaders of the Catholic Church in South Sudan have reached out to the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) requesting to be permitted to lead public worship during the Holy Week and Easter.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese / Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Archbishop Urges Government to Allow Doctors to Examine COVID-19 Vaccine

The Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has called upon the government of the East-Central African nation to permit national doctors and scientists examine the COVID-19 vaccine, which landed into the country Thursday, March 25.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese. / Courtesy

South Sudanese Archbishop Opposes Envisaged Adoption of New Time Zone

The South Sudan government has announced plans to change to a new time zone, a move that has been criticized by a Catholic Bishop in the East-Central African country who says that the change will disrupt activities in the country.

Some youths in South Sudan at the inaugural session of the spiritual retreat of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese. / ACI Africa

Emulate Leaders with Integrity in Society, Clerics Urge Catholic Youth in South Sudan

Young Catholics in South Sudan have, at the inaugural session of the youth spiritual retreat of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese, been called upon to pick leadership qualities portrayed by good leaders in the East Central African nation.

Religious Society Seeking Partnerships to Support Flood Victims in Juba, South Sudan

Members of the Society of Missionaries of Mary Immaculate (MMI) ministering in South Sudan’s Archdiocese of Juba are seeking partnerships in view of reaching out to those affected by flooding within Juba township.

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Hundreds of Children in South Sudan Receive Food Aid from Lay Italian Missionaries

A group of Catholic lay missionaries from Italy has come to the aid of at least 400 children in South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese, providing milk that is aimed at improving the beneficiaries’ nutrition.

SSH Superior General, Sr. Dr. Alice Jurugo Drajea harvesting crops in their farm. / ACI Africa.

Nuns Partner with Aid Agencies to Facilitate Food Production for Needy in South Sudan

Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SSH) in South Sudan have partnered with the United Nations development agencies to facilitate food production, reaching out to the deprived in the East-Central African country.

President Salva Kiir (left) and Vice-President Dr. Riek Machar (right). /

“Examine, discover root causes of instability” in South Sudan, Cleric Tells Politicians

Members of South Sudan’s ruling political party have been urged to identify and deal with the “root causes” of instability in the East-Central African nation, acknowledge their wrongdoing before South Sudanese, and engage in rebuilding the nine-year-old nation.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mula with Governor Sarah Cleto Hassan Rial the Wednesday, November 4 audience. / Governor Sarah Cleto Hassan Rial/Facebook Page.

Governor in South Sudan Acknowledges Role of Catholic Church in Community Peacebuilding

A female governor leading Western Bahr El Ghazal State in South Sudan has recognized what she termed as the positive role that the Catholic Church leadership plays in maintaining peaceful coexistence through the promotion of values of peace and tolerance that have an influence on attitudes and behaviors. 

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu speaking during the tenth anniversary of Voice of Hope Radio in South Sudan’s Wau Diocese. / Voice of Hope Radio/Facebook Page

Positive Media Engagement “can bring changes to societies”: South Sudanese Archbishop

Engaging the media in a constructive way can facilitate positive change in society, the Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juda Archdiocese said earlier this week during the anniversary of one of the radios that constitute the Catholic Radio Network (CRN).

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu with the two Deacons he ordained for the Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan. / ACI Africa

Archbishop in South Sudan Urges Religious, Political Leaders to Work Toward Lasting Peace

The Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has, while presiding over the diaconate ordination of two Rumbek Diocese candidates, urged both religious and political leaders in the nine-year-old country to work together for lasting peace through a complete implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).  

Ave Maria Parish Church, outside Mupoi, South Sudan. / Alejandro Bermudez/CNA

Public Mass in South Sudan Set to Resume in a Week’s Time amid Strict Measures

Catholic Bishops in South Sudan have announced the lifting of the suspension on the celebration of Mass in public effective September 20 and urged the faithful to strictly adhere to the safety guidelines put in place to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of Juba Archdiocese. /

South Sudanese Prelate Calls for Patience as Places of Worship, Schools Remain Closed

As frustration mounts in South Sudan owing to closure of schools and the protracted suspension of public worship, the Archbishop of Juba has called for patience as stakeholders plan the safe way to allow for liturgical celebrations in public and resumption of schooling.