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Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Pope Determined to Come to South Sudan, “don’t be discouraged”: Catholic Archbishop

Jun 21, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has assured the people of God in the East-Central African nation of Pope Francis’ determination to realize the previously scheduled ecumenical visit that he is to undertake alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace. 

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: Radio Bakhita/Facebook

Catholic Archdiocese in South Sudan to Devote Next Century to “developing” Local Languages

May 6, 2022

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Juba in South Sudan has said that the Metropolitan See will seek to prioritize the development of local languages in the next one hundred years.

Late Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro, the immediate former Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese. He died 5 April 2021 in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, at the age of 80. Credit : Courtesy Photo

One Year On, Late South Sudanese Archbishop Remembered as “healer, champion of love”

May 6, 2022

One year after his death, the immediate former Local Ordinary of Juba Archdiocese in South Sudan, Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro, has been remembered as a “healer and champion of love”.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Archbishop Urges Youth to Promote “peace, togetherness” in South Sudanese State

May 3, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has urged young people in the country’s Eastern Equatoria State to promote peace and togetherness amid reported cases of violent conflicts. 

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese addressing IDPs at Gumbo camp. Credit: Radio Bakhita/Facebook

Catholic Archbishop Reaches out to IDPs in South Sudanese State Following Violent Clashes

Apr 4, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has reached out to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country’s Eastern Equatoria State with food items following violent clashes.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: Radio Bakhita/Facebook

Catholic Archbishop Decries Violence in South Sudanese State, Says “work of the devil”

Mar 30, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has decried the reported violent clashes in the country’s Eastern Equatoria State, and said the violence being witnessed is “work of the devil”.

Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan, Archbishop Hubertus van Megen (right) at the Holy Family Cathedral of Rumbek Diocese alongside Mons. Christian Carlassare (left) on 24 March 2022. Credit: Fr. Wanyonyi Eric Simiyu, S.J (Rumbek)

“We have been waiting a long time”: Nuncio to South Sudan on Eve of New Bishop Ordination

Mar 24, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father to South Sudan who has arrived in the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek to preside over the Episcopal Ordination of the new Bishop for the South Sudanese Diocese has said it was a long-awaited event. 

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

“We await his visit with hope, anxiety”: South Sudanese Archbishop on Possible Papal Visit

Feb 23, 2022

The people of God in South Sudan await the possible pastoral visit by the Holy Father “with a lot of anxiety and hope”, the Archbishop of the country’s only Metropolitan See has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher alongside his Holy See delegation and that of Lambeth Palace in Juba. Credit: Courtesy Photo

The Desire by Pope Francis to Visit South Sudan Has “great support”: Vatican Official

Dec 26, 2021

The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States has said that the wish by Pope Francis to visit South Sudan possibly next year has received “great support”.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Synod on Synodality “not only for the Bishops”, South Sudanese Archbishop Tells Youth

Nov 17, 2021

The Synod on Synodality is not an ecclesial event for Bishops alone but for all the people of God including young people, the Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has said.

Sr. Mary Daniel Abut (left) and Sr. Regina Roba (right) killed in a road ambush along the Juba-Nimule highway that links South Sudan and Uganda on 16 August 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Institutions in South Sudanese Archdiocese to Close for Days to Honor Slain Nuns

Aug 18, 2021

Catholic institutions in South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese are to remain closed for four days, beginning Tuesday, August 17, to allow the people of God in the Metropolitan See to mourn two Catholic Nuns murdered Monday, August 16.

Sr. Mary Daniel Abut (left) and Sr. Regina Roba (right) killed in a road ambush along the Juba-Nimule highway that links South Sudan and Uganda on Monday, August 16. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Two South Sudanese Catholic Nuns among Four Killed in Road Ambush en Route to Juba

Aug 16, 2021

Two South Sudanese Catholic Nuns are among five people killed in a road ambush along the Juba-Nimule highway that links South Sudan and Uganda on Monday, August 16.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Archbishop Discourages Death Penalty, Commits to “push for” Abolition

Jun 29, 2021

The Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has discouraged the practice of death penalty in the East-Central African nation and promised to face the country’s judiciary to push for its abolition.

Map of South Sudan. Credut: Public Domain

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

Jun 9, 2021

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

May 13, 2021

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

May 11, 2021

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”

Apr 27, 2021

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”

Apr 13, 2021

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

Apr 12, 2021

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”

Apr 5, 2021

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