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Bishop Matthew Remijio Adam, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Rumbek welcomed upon his arrival in Rumbek. Credit Courtesy Photo /

In Maiden Visit of South Sudanese Diocese, Apostolic Administrator Urges “reflection”

In his maiden visit of Rumbek Diocese whose Bishop-elect was shot and wounded in April, the Apostolic Administrator of the South Sudanese Diocese has called for “reflection” and the seeking of spiritual renewal.

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

South Sudanese Catholic Bishop Calls for Prayers as Ravaging Drought Threatens Masses

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese has asked faith-based organizations and the people of God in the East-Central African country to pray for rains following a prolonged drought, a situation he says threatens the survival of many in the country.

Msgr. Christian Carlassare, Bishop-elect of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa /

Police in South Sudan Arrest “One of the potential suspects” in Bishop-elect's Shooting

Police in South Sudan’s Lakes State have arrested “one of the potential suspects” involved in the April shooting of the Bishop-elect of the country’s Rumbek Diocese, Msgr. Christian Carlassare.

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Foundation for 3,000-Capacity Catholic Church Laid at Parish in Juba, South Sudan

The Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has laid the foundation for the construction of a Parish church with an estimated sitting capacity of 3,000 worshipers.  

Late Sr. Mary Batchelor with some of her South Sudanese pupils. Credit: Courtesy photo /

Tributes Overflow for Missionary Nun Who Defied Hardships to Educate South Sudanese

Former students of Sr. Mary Batchelor, a Missionary Religious Sister from Australia who served in South Sudan for close to two decades, have paid glowing tributes to the Catholic Nun who endured hostility in the East-Central African country to ensure that children, especially those from poor families, were educated.

Christine du Coudray with some of her collaborators in South Sudan/ Credit: Aid to the Church in Need /

South Sudan among African Countries with Immense Growth: Catholic Charity Official

An official of the Pontifical charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International has, at the end of her term in Africa, recognized growth in a number of African countries including South Sudan.

St. Mary's Cathedral of South Sudan's Wau Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Police in South Sudan Recover Some Items Looted from Catholic Bishop’s Residence

Several items looted from the residence of the Catholic Bishop of Wau in South Sudan earlier last month have been recovered, the Vicar General of the Diocese has confirmed.

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Salesians in South Sudan Lauded for Reaching out to Thousands of IDPs with Shelter Kits

A representative of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese has lauded members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) for providing shelter kits to over 50 thousand persons.

Bishop Mathew Remijio Adam of South Sudan's Wau Diocese whose residence was looted in a daytime theft on 9 May 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Suspects Linked to Looting at Residence of South Sudan’s Wau Catholic Bishop Arrested

Security officials in South Sudan’s Western Bahr El Ghazal State have reportedly arrested four suspects in connection with the daytime theft at the residence of the Catholic Bishop of Wau.

A group photo of participants who attended the training session on psychosocial support skills to control the abuse of drugs among the young people in South Sudan's Yei Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa /

South Sudanese Catholic Diocese Provides Psychosocial Training to Control Youth Drug Abuse

South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Yei has equipped over thirty people with basic psychosocial support skills to control the abuse of drugs among the young people in Yei River County of the country’s Eastern Equatoria State.

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Catholic Association in South Sudan Distributes Facemasks to Keep Learners in School

Members of the Mary Help Association of Christians (ADMA) serving in South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Wau have distributed facemasks to school girls to assist them in fighting COVID-19 while they remain in school.

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Caritas Switzerland Official Urges Farmers in South Sudan to Increase Food Production

An official of Caritas Switzerland in South Sudan has urged farmers in the East-Central African nation to increase food production in the present season.  

A Catechist in Uganda takes refugees from neighbouring South Sudan through a class/ Credit: Aid to the Church in Need /

Catechists in Troubled African Countries Paying with Their Lives for Love of Apostolate

Catechists serving in a number of African countries experiencing violent conflicts are risking their lives and the lives of their family members to help in evangelization, Catholic pastoral charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has established.

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At Anniversary, South Sudanese Bishop Urges Justice for Murdered Missionary Nun

On the fifth anniversary since the death of a missionary Sister who was serving in South Sudan’s Yei Diocese, the Local Ordinary of the South Sudanese Diocese has emphasized the need for justice for the Catholic Nun.

Bishop Edward Eduardo Hiiboro with members of the Catholic Radio Network (CRN) in South Sudan/ Credit: ACI Africa /

South Sudanese Bishop Lauds Comboni Missionaries for Founding Catholic Radio Network

The Bishop of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio has lauded the Comboni Missionaries in the country for founding the largest media entity in the East-Central African nation, the Catholic Radio Network (CRN).

Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Minor Seminary in South Sudan to Admit “ordinary students” to Study Alongside Seminarians

The Diocesan Minor Seminary of South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese is set to admit students who do not intend to pursue Priestly formation to study alongside Seminarians.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan's Yei Diocese who is celebrating 51 years in the Priesthood. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

At Priestly Anniversary, South Sudanese Bishop Appeals for Unity amid Country’s Challenges

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese has, on the occasion of his 51st Priestly anniversary, appealed for unity in the face of various national challenges, including insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Holy Family Cathedral of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

South Sudanese Catholic Clerics among Detainees Released Following Bishop-elect's Shooting

Two South Sudanese Catholic Clerics are among dozens released last week after spending over two weeks in detention following their suspected connection with the shooting of the Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese, Msgr. Christian Carlassare.

Bishop Mathew Remijio Adam of South Sudan's Wau Diocese whose residence was looted in a daytime theft on 9 May 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholic Bishop’s Residence in Wau Diocese, South Sudan, Looted in Daytime Theft

The residence of the Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese was looted in a daytime theft last Sunday, the Vicar General of the South Sudanese Diocese confirmed earlier this week.

Part of front page of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in September 2018. Credit: IGAD / IGAD

South Sudan’s Archbishop Lauds Gov’t for Reconstituting Transitional National Parliament

The Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has commended the country’s leadership upon the announcement of the newly appointed members of the Transitional National parliament from the sides that clashed in the nation’s protracted civil war.