Rita Lopidia, Executive Director of Eve Organization in South Sudan. / ACI Africa

Catholic Activist Behind Women Empowerment in South Sudan Nominated for Global Peace Award

Jul 21, 2020

The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) has nominated a South Sudanese Catholic woman known for her years of peace activism in the country and beyond alongside three other African women in a global competition launched “to recognize the vital role of women who are working in fragile or conflict-affected countries in pursuit of peace.”

Msgr. Luis Miguel Munoz Cardaba, New Apostolic Nuncio to Sudan and Eritrea.

Pope Appoints Spanish-Born Cleric as Nuncio in Sudan and Eritrea

Apr 2, 2020

Pope Francis on Tuesday, March 31 appointed Msgr. Luis Miguel Munoz Cardaba, a native of Spain who has been serving at the Apostolic Nunciature in Turkey, as his representative in Sudan and Eritrea.

On December 12, 2019, Pope Francis (left) appointed Bishop Stephen Ameyu of Torit Diocese (right) as the new Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan

A Laity’s Take of Protests against Papal Transfer of South Sudan’s Torit Bishop to Juba

Feb 24, 2020

As the people of God in South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese await the decision of Pope Francis regarding his earlier transfer of Bishop Stephen Ameyu from Torit diocese to Juba, a Papal decision that was resisted by a section of clergy and laity, a South Sudanese lay faithful has, in a recent letter to ACI Africa, weighed in on the matter, highlighting issues he considers pertinent and making appeals to Church personnel to be obedient to the Vatican.