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Children in South Sudan participating in the rosary campaign. ACN

"One million children praying rosary": Kids Join Rosary Initiative Inspired by Padre Pio

Children from 44 countries have already registered to take part in the rosary campaign.

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis Reaches Out to Flood Victims in South Sudan’s Malakal Diocese with Donation

Pope Francis has reached out to the people of God affected by floods in South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Malakal with a donation of US$75,000.00.

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese/ Credit Courtesy Photo

Priests, Religious in Predicament amid Ethnic Skirmishes in South Sudan: Catholic Bishop

Members of the Clergy, women and men Religious and other Church personnel in South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio (CDTY) are in a predicament amid ongoing tribal skirmishes, the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese has said, regrating the fact that the violence seems to have “taken the direction of negative ethnicity.”

Sr. Jacinta Habiba Dagbaaboro, Mother Superior of the Sisters of Our Lady of Peace in South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese. Credit: Anisa Radio/Tombura-Yambio Diocese

Formation Programs of Catholic Sisters in South Sudanese Diocese Halted amid Violence

Two formation programs of the Sisters of Our Lady of Peace in South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese have been halted amid violence and insecurity, the leadership of the Diocesan Congregation has said.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Mouths Speak Peace, “but activities full of atrocities”: South Sudanese Catholic Bishop

The warring parties in South Sudan’s conflict need to go beyond talking about peace, and walk the talk, a South Sudanese Catholic Bishop has said.

Catholic Bishops in South Sudan. Credit: CRN

“Our citizens face violence daily”: Bishops in South Sudan Decry, Urge Nonviolent Solution

Catholic Bishops in South Sudan are alarmed by violent conflicts and killings in various parts of the country and challenge the government to take the responsibility of providing “security to the population.”  

Religious leaders in South Sudan's Western Equatorial state addressing journalists on the state of insecurity in their region/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Put a complete stop to ongoing killings”: South Sudan’s Equatoria State Religious Leaders

Religious leaders in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State are calling on the country’s government to intervene and put an end to what they have described as “the continuous culture of killings going on the State”.

Two vehicles carrying the remains of Sr. Mary Daniel Abut and Sr. Regina Roba parked in front of St. Theresa’s Kator Cathedral of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese where their Funeral Mass was held before being laid to rest 20 August 2021. Credit: Fr. John Lo'boka Morris, Apostles of Jesus/Juba

Two Slain South Sudanese Catholic Sisters Laid to Rest in Juba, Eulogized as “our martyrs”

The two South Sudanese Catholic Sisters who were among five people killed following a road ambush earlier this week have been eulogized as martyrs.

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

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.

Pope Francis greets South Sudanese president Salva Kiir at the Vatican, April 11, 2019./ Vatican Media.

Murder of Catholic Nuns, Others “lies squarely on Holdout Groups”: South Sudan's President

The killing of two Catholic Nuns alongside three other civilians following the Monday, August 16 bus ambush along Juba-Nimule Road is the responsibility of “the Holdout Groups”, the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, has said, making reference to the non-signatories to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).

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

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.

Some beneficiaries of seeds and tools offered by Caritas South Sudan. Credit: ACI AFRICA

Caritas South Sudan Provides Seeds to Thousands of Households, Plans for Training

The leadership of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in South Sudan, Caritas South Sudan, has provided a variety of seeds to at least 3,000 households in the East-Central African nation and plans to train beneficiaries of the initiative on subsistent farming.

Faithful at St. Fatima Gordhim Parish in South Sudan's Wau Diocese. Credit: Gordhim Comboni School/Facebook

Catholic Priest in South Sudan Blocks Discussions about Suspected Gold Treasure

The Parish Priest of a Catholic Mission of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has written to the regional government of the State blocking discussions about gold and silver suspected to be buried by early missionaries where the Catholic Parish now stands.

Flag of South Sudan. Credit: Public Domain

South Sudan’s Interfaith Council Concerned about Rising Violence, Says Cause for Distress

Faith groups in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State have expressed concerns over the escalating violence in the region, a situation they say is causing a lot of distress among the people and called for an end to suffering.

Portrait previously used by the Rome-based lay Catholic association, Sant’Egidio Catholic community. Credit: Sant’Egidio Catholic community

South Sudan’s Opposing Parties Express Commitment to Finalizing Rome-mediated Peace Talks

Representatives of warring parties in South Sudan’s conflict have expressed their commitment to participating in the planned Rome-mediated peace meetings that are expected to put an end to the protracted civil strife.

Some Internally Displaced People (IDPs) assembling at South Sudan's St. Mary Queen of Peace Parish in the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholics in South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese Donate to Thousands Displaced in Clashes

About 2,000 victims of recent clashes in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State have benefitted from donations that were organized by well-wishers in the country’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio.

Late Bishop Caesar Mazzolari with some students in South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Diocese of Rumbek

South Sudanese Minister Suggests Ways to Make Peace-Loving Bishop “proud in his grave”

A government official in South Sudan has challenged the people of God in the East-Central African country to work towards long-lasting peace, saying that this is the only way to make Bishop Caesar Mazzolari, a Catholic Prelate who worked tirelessly to liberate the country from many years of civil war, proud of the country.

One of the containers at St. Comboni Marial Lou Parish of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese that was broken into and looted amid intercommunal clashes 8-10 July 2021. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, South Sudan

South Sudanese Catholic Priest “disappointed” at Looting of Multiple Catholic Premises

A member of the Clergy of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese has expressed disappointment over massive looting of a number of Catholic mission schools and a hospital during deadly intercommunal clashes in a Parish.

Ibasi Patricia Tobs, recipient of the July 8 Excellence in Journalism Award from the South Sudanese Women Intellectuals Forum/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Female Catholic Journalist in South Sudan Says “honored” on Receiving Excellence Award

A female journalist based at Emmanuel Radio of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Torit has told ACI Africa she is “very honored” on receiving the Excellence in Journalism Award.

Late Bishop Caesar Mazzolari of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese who died on 16 July 2011. Credit: Diocese of Rumbek

Catholic Church in South Sudan Remembers Bishop Who Devoted Life to Country’s Peace

One of Bishop Caesar Mazzolari’s biggest promises while he served the people of God in South Sudan was to never leave the country that was plunged in chaos until there was peace and some form of stability.