Delegation of South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC)

Why Leaders of South Sudan Churches Have Welcomed 100-day Extension of Unity Government

Nov 11, 2019

On November 8, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the Vice-President designate Dr. Riek Machar decided to extend the Pre-Transitional period expected to end in the formation of a unity government by one hundred days effective November 12. This is a renewed extension from the original May 2019 deadline

President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit

South Sudan President Pleads with Church Leaders to be Vocal about “peace accord” document

Nov 5, 2019

With key issues of contention between the parties in South Sudan protracted conflict unresolved just a week to November 12 deadline for the formation of a unity government as stipulated in a September 2018 peace accord, the President of the world’s youngest nation, Salva Kiir Mayardit has pleaded with Church leaders to be vocal about the peace document dubbed the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).

Two Catholic Church leaders in South Sudan consulting at Good Shepherd Peace Center, Kit, Juba on October 25, 2019: Left, Archbishop Paolino Lukudu Loro of Juba; Right, Bishop Barani Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of Tombura-Yambio and President of Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) / ACI Africa

Catholic Leaders in Sudan and South Sudan Deliver Message of Hope amid Apprehension

Nov 3, 2019

With the citizens of the youngest nation of the world, South Sudan, seemingly torn between apprehension and optimism against the backdrop of reports that the vice-president designate, Dr. Riek Machar wants the long-awaited November 12 date for the Transitional Government postponed yet again by another six months, the Catholic Bishops have delivered a message of hope and called on the citizens to “keep heads high.”