Juba Archdiocese

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

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

Mar 30, 2021

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

Mar 26, 2021

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

Jan 22, 2021

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

Dec 8, 2020

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

Dec 7, 2020

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

Dec 2, 2020

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

Nov 15, 2020

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

Nov 9, 2020

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

Nov 7, 2020

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

Nov 1, 2020

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

Oct 4, 2020

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

Sep 13, 2020

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

Sep 4, 2020

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.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu during the Diaconate and Priestly Ordination Mass last Saturday, August 15, 2020. / ACI Africa

“Priests are instruments in the hand of God”: South Sudanese Prelate at Ordination

Aug 18, 2020

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has, during the Diaconate and Priestly Ordination last Saturday, told those to be ordained to consider themselves “instruments in the hand of God” in their apostolate.

Young people in South Sudan during celebrations marking International Youth Day organized by the leadership of the seven-member South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC). / South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC)

Youth in South Sudan Encouraged to Embrace Intermarriages for Peacebuilding

Aug 14, 2020

The Catholic Youth Coordinator in South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has urged young people belonging to different tribes in the country that have experienced protracted tribal conflicts to embrace intermarriages as a way to foster long-lasting peace in the East-Central African nation.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu (right) of Juba Archdiocese and Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio, South Sudan.

Brutal Murder of Three Children in South Sudan Sad, Shocking, Prelates Bemoan

Aug 4, 2020

The news of the brutal murder of three young girls in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, has been received with sadness and shock with two Catholic Prelates in the nine-year-old nation terming the incident as sad and shocking.

Handbook on measures to guide the faithful during worship in South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese. / ACI Africa

Measures to Guide Public Worship Released for South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese

Jul 17, 2020

The leadership of South Sudan’s only Metropolitan See, Juba, has announced measures to guide public liturgical celebrations in anticipation of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions by the Government.

Fr. Martin Ochaya of Juba Archdiocese, South Sudan.

“Be patient, loyal, faithful to God” amid COVID-19 Challenges: South Sudanese Cleric

Jul 13, 2020

A South Sudanese Cleric has expressed concern about the challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic in the country and urged the faithful in the nine-year-old nation to be patient, loyal and faithful to God in order to overcome these challenges.

Gumbo Camp  which hosts more than 9,800 IDPs. / Agenzia Info Salesiana (ANS)

Why Salesians at IDP Camp in South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese are Concerned

Jul 10, 2020

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering among the over 9,800 internally displaced persons (IDPs) at Gumbo camp in South Sudan’s Archdiocese of Juba have, through their leadership, told ACI Africa why they are concerned.

UK Financial Aid to Support Girls in All Catholic Schools in South Sudanese Archdiocese

Jul 7, 2020

All girls attending Catholic schools in South Sudan’s Catholic Archdiocese of Juba will benefit from the UK government’s financial aid that seeks to support the girls throughout their basic education, an official in the Archdiocese of Juba has told ACI Africa.