South Sudan

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

Jul 21, 2021

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

Jul 20, 2021

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”

Jul 19, 2021

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

Jul 18, 2021

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

Jul 17, 2021

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

Jul 16, 2021

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.

South Sudanese refugees queue to receive water at a refugee camp near Kosti, Sudan, June 2017./ Aid to the Church in Need.

From Child Soldier to Catholic Priest: South Sudanese Cleric Who Lives to "give hope"

Jul 15, 2021

A Catholic priest is returning to the land where he was once abducted to “give hope to those who have lost hope.”

A poster of St. Bakhita Catholic Community, a platform for South Sudanese Catholics in Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Nakuru/ Credit: St. Bakhita Catholic Community

Kenyan Catholic Diocese Builds South Sudanese Community to Improve Refugees Pastoral Care

Jul 9, 2021

A number of South Sudanese Catholics who are seeking refuge around Nakuru town in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province have been gathering in groups for prayers in the absence of a Priest.

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

Pope Francis Says Christ an example for South Sudan’s leaders as Nation Turns 10 Years Old

Jul 9, 2021

Pope Francis and two other Christian leaders have sent a message to the political leaders of South Sudan on the 10th anniversary of the country’s independence.

The flag of the Republic of South Sudan/Credit: Lonely Planet

Dozens in South Sudan Undergo Free Cleft Lip Surgery at Catholic Health Facility

Jul 9, 2021

At least 50 South Sudanese living with cleft lips are expected to undergo surgery at Mary Help Hospital of the Catholic Diocese of Wau.

Students of Loreto Girls' Secondary School in the Diocese of Rumbek, South Sudan, holding South Sudan Flag on 10th anniversary of independence on 9 July 2021/ Credit: Sr. Orla Treacy, Loreto Sisters, Rumbek

After 10 Years of Self Rule, “there is little to celebrate”: Faith Leaders in South Sudan

Jul 8, 2021

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, forums of faith leaders in the East-Central African nation have, in separate statements, lamented the many years of civil strife, the country’s Council of churches saying “there is little to celebrate.”

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

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Decries Nepotism in Job Recruitment Locally, Nationally

Jul 7, 2021

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wau in South Sudan has expressed concerns about the practice of nepotism in job recruitment at the local and national level in the East-Central African nation.

Bishop-elect for South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese, Msgr. Christian Carlassare, during Holy Mass with natives of Rumbek Diocese residing in Nairobi on Sunday, 27 June 2021/ Credit: Courtesy photo

South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese Initiates Common Prayer for Recovery, Healing of Bishop-elect

Jul 4, 2021

The leadership of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese has initiated a common prayer for the recovery and healing of Msgr. Christian Carlassare, the Bishop-elect of the South Sudanese Diocese.

New graduate nurses and midwives from South Sudan's Catholic Health Training Institute (CHTI). Credit: Courtesy Photo

New Graduate Nurses, Midwives in South Sudan Urged to Manifest Humility in Daily Duties

Jul 4, 2021

New graduate nurses and midwives in South Sudan have been urged to manifest humility in their daily duties as they attend to patients.  

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu of South Sudan's Juba Archdiocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

South Sudanese Archbishop Discourages Death Penalty, Commits to “push for” Abolition

Jun 29, 2021

The Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has discouraged the practice of death penalty in the East-Central African nation and promised to face the country’s judiciary to push for its abolition.

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

Religious Leaders in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State Condemn Ongoing Violence

Jun 28, 2021

Religious leaders serving in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State have condemned “in the strongest terms possible” the ongoing violence between members of the Azande and Balanda communities in Tombura County, a territory covered by the Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio.

The Official Logo of the Community Empowerment Organization (CEPO)/ Credit: CEPO

Civil Society in South Sudan Condemns Torture of Catholic Radio Journalists

Jun 22, 2021

A civil society organization in South Sudan’s Lakes State has condemned the torture of three Catholic journalists linked to an artist who is involved in activism in the East-Central Africa country.

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”

Jun 17, 2021

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

Jun 16, 2021

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

Jun 11, 2021

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.