Advertisement

South Sudan

Pope Francis and the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at the Vatican on Oct. 5, 2021. Vatican Media

South Sudan Trip a "pilgrimage of peace", Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Say

May 8, 2022

"In anticipation of our pilgrimage of peace this coming summer, we look forward to visiting your great country.”

Mons. Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo welcomed at St. Paul's Major Seminary in Juba Friday, 22 April 2022 ahead of his episcopal ordination scheduled for May 15. Credit: Ori Sabasio Okumu/Facebook

“Let’s build Church in love, forgiveness”: South Sudanese Bishop-elect ahead of Ordination

Apr 30, 2022

The Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Yei in South Sudan, Mons. Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo, has called upon the people of God in the East-Central African nation to work together and be part of the Church that fosters “love and forgiveness”.

Pope Francis boards the papal plane before a visit to Iraq March 5, 2021. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

On Ecumenical Trip to South Sudan, Pope Will See Initiatives Toward Peace: Catholic Bishop

Apr 24, 2022

“There are no major risks” to Pope Francis’ safety in South Sudan, Bishop Christian Carlassare said.

Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare in a hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, April 27, 2021, after having been shot in Rumbek, South Sudan. Credit: ACI Africa

Pope Francis Meets Bishop-elect for South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese at Vatican

Mar 14, 2022

On Monday, Pope Francis met the South Sudan bishop-elect whose consecration was postponed last year after he was shot in the legs shortly after his nomination to lead Rumbek diocese.

Photo of the Six Accused suspect and their defense lawyers during the court hearing Wednesday, 9 February 2022. Credit: Catholic Radio Network (CRN)

Suspect Says Shooting of South Sudan Bishop-elect a Plot “to scare him away” and Relocate

Feb 24, 2022

The shooting of the Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan last year was part of a plot to “scare him away” from the Episcopal See to which he had been appointed, and to have him abandon his mission in the Diocese, a suspect has told the High Court in Juba. 

Mons. Christian Carlassare, MCCJ, Bishop-elect for Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan. Credit: Fondazione CESAR

Catholic Priest Suspect in Bishop-elect Shooting in South Sudan Says “not party” to Plot

Feb 23, 2022

The Catholic Priest suspected to have been involved in the plans to shoot the Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese has denied the claims, saying he was “not party” to the plot.

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.

Bishop Stephen Nyodho Ador Majwok of South Sudan's Malakal Diocese. Credit: AMECEA

Synodal Process Ongoing in South Sudanese Diocese Despite “humanitarian emergency”: Bishop

Feb 22, 2022

The people of God in South Sudan’s Malakal Diocese are taking part in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality despite the humanitarian emergency due to floods, the Local Ordinary of the South Sudanese Diocese has said.

Bishop Edward Hiibiro Kussala of South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Urges Young People to “avoid being misled by politicians”

Feb 21, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in South Sudan has cautioned young people in the East-Central African nation against politicians who mislead the youth, using them to achieve their selfish goals.

Mons. Christian Carlassare, Bishop-elect for South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Fondazione CESAR

A Suspect in South Sudan Bishop-elect’s Shooting Lobbied for “Bishop’s position”: Witness

Feb 18, 2022

A suspect in the shooting of Mons. Christian Carlassare, the Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, lobbied to be appointed Bishop of the South Sudanese Episcopal See, a witness has told the court in Juba.

Mons. Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo, appointed Bishop of South Sudan's Yei Diocese by Pope Francis on 11 February 2022. Credit: Catholic Radio Network

Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of Bishop of Yei Diocese, South Sudan, Appoints Successor

Feb 11, 2022

Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of the Catholic Diocese of Yei in South Sudan and appointed his successor.

Pope Francis. Credit: Daniel Ibanez. / Archbishop Justin Welby. Credit: Lambeth Palace Picture Partnership.

Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury Expected to Visit South Sudan this Year: Reports

Feb 10, 2022

Pope Francis and the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury are expected to visit South Sudan to “encourage the peace process,” various media reports indicate.

Photo of the Six Accused suspect and their defense lawyers during the court hearing Wednesday, 9 February 2022. Credit:  Catholic Radio Network (CRN)

Three Suspects in South Sudan Bishop-elect’s Shooting Close to Detained Priest: Witness

Feb 9, 2022

Three suspects in the shooting of the Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan closely related with one of their co-accused, a Catholic Priest, a witness has told the court in Juba.

Bishop-elect for South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese, Mons. Christian Carlassare. Credit: CESAR

One Suspect Confesses to Crime of Shooting Bishop-elect for Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan

Feb 3, 2022

One of the six suspects in the case of the shooting of the Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan has confessed to the crime.

President Salva Kiir Mayardit with members of the delegation from the Sant’Egidio community, led by its Secretary-General, Dr. Paolo Impagliazzo and Professor Andrea Bartholi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Rome-Based Lay Catholic Association Meets South Sudan’s President Over Peace Process

Feb 3, 2022

The leadership of the Rome-based lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community, has met with South Sudan’s President to discuss the peace process in the East-Central African nation. 

Mons. Christian Carlassare, MCCJ, Bishop-elect for Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan. Credit: Fondazione CESAR

Case of Bishop-elect's Shooting in South Sudan Mentioned in Court, Adjourned to Next Week

Jan 26, 2022

The case of the shooting of the Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese was mentioned in court on Wednesday, January 26, and adjourned to next week, multiple sources in country’s capital city, Juba, confirmed to ACI Africa.

Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam of South Sudan's Wau Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Faith Not a Mere Program, South Sudanese Bishop Says, Urges “new evangelization”

Jan 24, 2022

On his first anniversary of Episcopal Ordinary, the Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has urged the people of God under his pastoral care to think about new ways of evangelization and to refrain from perceiving faith as a mere program.

Sr. Elena Balatti of the Comboni Missionary Sisters (CMS) alongside participants in the peacebuilding workshop at Akobo, South Sudan, on 9 January 2022. Credit: Sr. Elena Balatti, CMS

Involve Youth in South Sudan’s Peace Talks, Catholic Missionary Sister in the Country Says

Jan 12, 2022

Young people in South Sudan are a key element in the conflicts in the East-Central Africa nation, a Catholic Missionary Sister serving in the country has said and proposed the inclusion of the youth in the country’s ongoing peace talks.

Screengrab of Sr. Elena Balatti. Credit: Pax Christi International/Youtube

Catholic Nun in South Sudan Narrates Challenges Encountered in Efforts to Restore Peace

Jan 9, 2022

Embracing dialogue for peaceful coexistence in South Sudan is posing a challenge especially for those who have experienced direct effects of civil war, a Catholic Missionary Nun serving in the East-Central African nation has said.

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”.