Latest stories: South Sudan

Religious Society Seeking Partnerships to Support Flood Victims in Juba, South Sudan

Members of the Society of Missionaries of Mary Immaculate (MMI) ministering in South Sudan’s Archdiocese of Juba are seeking partnerships in view of reaching out to those affected by flooding within Juba township.

“We need to fight tribalism collectively for sake of development”: Cleric in South Sudan

A Catholic Cleric has underscored the need for collective efforts and action to end tribalism in South Sudan saying the vice is the reason behind poverty and underdevelopment.

Zimbabwe, S.Sudan, Somalia among Nations facing “Christmas of hunger”: Catholic Aid Agency

Zimbabwe, South Sudan, and Somalia are among the four nations staring at a hunger pandemic starting this Christmas due to the combined effects of drought and COVID-19 restrictions, the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trocaire says.

Fr. Matthew Remijio Adam Gbitiku, appointed Bishop of South Sudan's Wau Diocese by Pope Francis, November 18, 2020. /

Jubilation, Appreciation, Optimism High in South Sudan Days after New Bishop’s Appointment

Days after the appointment of the new Bishop for South Sudan’s Wau Diocese, members of the lay faithful belonging to the Diocese and others who have interacted with the Bishop-elect have expressed their joy to ACI Africa at the Holy Father’s decision.

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Hundreds of Children in South Sudan Receive Food Aid from Lay Italian Missionaries

A group of Catholic lay missionaries from Italy has come to the aid of at least 400 children in South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese, providing milk that is aimed at improving the beneficiaries’ nutrition.

Members of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) with South Sudan President Salva Kiir. / ACI Africa

There Will Be No Return to War, South Sudan’s President to African Church Leaders

The All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) has released a report detailing a meeting by the Church leaders with South Sudan President Salva Kiir during which the President promised to maintain peace in the nine-year-old nation.  

Members of the Society of Missionaries of Mary Immaculate (MMI) partnering with the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) to provide food and torchlights to hundreds of flood-affected populations in South Sudan. / ACI Africa

Catholic Missionaries Provide Aid to Hundreds of Flood-affected Families in South Sudan

The Society of Missionaries of Mary Immaculate (MMI) ministering in South Sudan’s Archdiocese of Juba have, with support from Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), provided food and torchlights to hundreds of flood-affected populations occupying a parish compound in Juba.

Sr. Veronica Daniel Othow, Director of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) in South Sudan. / ACI Africa.

Sisters’ Association in South Sudan Boosts Catholic Nuns’ Leadership Capacity in Training

The administration of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) based in South Sudan has trained over thirty Nuns who are part of the leadership teams overseeing their respective Religious Congregations.

Caritas S. Sudan Integrating Fight against Gender-based Violence in Activities: Official

The leadership of Caritas South Sudan is integrating initiatives aimed at fighting against gender-based violence (GBV) in regular operations in view of improving the response to the vice at the grassroots, an official has told ACI Africa.

Some members of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) during their Annual Plenary Assembly that took place in Sudan’s Khartoum Archdiocese November 9-16. / ACI Africa

Bishops in Sudan and South Sudan “reorganize” Conference to Meet Church Needs

In an effort to realize operational efficiency and provide clarity in Church administration, Bishops and heads of Dioceses in Sudan and South Sudan have reorganized the structures of their common forum and assigned personnel to oversee the various departments of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC).

Fr. Matthew Remijio Adam Gbitiku, appointed Bishop of South Sudan's Wau Diocese by Pope Francis on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. /

I’m Responding “to Holy Father’s request; I ask for prayers”: South Sudanese Bishop-Elect

 The Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has welcomed his appointment, describing it as a positive response to the “Holy Father’s request.”

Members of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC). / ACI Africa

Prelate in Sudan Says “We are so far doing well as one Conference” With South Sudan

Operating under a single Catholic Bishops’ Conference has so far been smooth for Prelates in South Sudan and Sudan even after the former seceded, the Archbishop of Sudan’s Khartoum Archdiocese has told ACI Africa.

SSH Superior General, Sr. Dr. Alice Jurugo Drajea harvesting crops in their farm. / ACI Africa.

Nuns Partner with Aid Agencies to Facilitate Food Production for Needy in South Sudan

Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SSH) in South Sudan have partnered with the United Nations development agencies to facilitate food production, reaching out to the deprived in the East-Central African country.

Fr. Jim Greene, Executive Director of Solidarity with South Sudan (SSS). /

Cleric in South Sudan Calls for Establishment of Archive Centres for Church Projects

A Catholic Priest ministering in South Sudan has proposed to the Church institutions in the East-Central African nation to consider archiving paper documents in any data medium for future reference.

Participants at the South Sudan peace talks that resumed Monday, November 9 mediated by the Community of Sant’Egidio. /

Lay Catholic Association Resumes South Sudan Peace Talks in Rome

The Rome-based Catholic lay association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts has resumed South Sudan peace talks, South Sudan’s Radio Tamazuj reported November 10. 

Sr. Rebecca Aliro who offers lectures in English, literature and drama at the Catholic University of South Sudan (CUSS). / ACI Africa.

Catholic Nun in South Sudan Calls on Authorities to Go Beyond “unknown gunmen” Narrative

A Catholic nun in South Sudan has expressed concerns over insecurity perpetrated by those only identified as “unknown gunmen,” calling on the political leaders in the East-Central African country to find identities of these attackers and to bring them to book.

President Salva Kiir (left) and Vice-President Dr. Riek Machar (right). /

“Examine, discover root causes of instability” in South Sudan, Cleric Tells Politicians

Members of South Sudan’s ruling political party have been urged to identify and deal with the “root causes” of instability in the East-Central African nation, acknowledge their wrongdoing before South Sudanese, and engage in rebuilding the nine-year-old nation.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mula with Governor Sarah Cleto Hassan Rial the Wednesday, November 4 audience. / Governor Sarah Cleto Hassan Rial/Facebook Page.

Governor in South Sudan Acknowledges Role of Catholic Church in Community Peacebuilding

A female governor leading Western Bahr El Ghazal State in South Sudan has recognized what she termed as the positive role that the Catholic Church leadership plays in maintaining peaceful coexistence through the promotion of values of peace and tolerance that have an influence on attitudes and behaviors. 

Late Fr. Jesus Aranda Nava, a Mexican-born Comboni Missionary who succumbed to COVID-19 complications on Wednesday, November 4 at St. Mary’s Lachor Hospital in Uganda’s Gulu Archdiocese. /

Late Missionary Cleric in South Sudan, Uganda Remembered for Refugee Apostolate

To the people of South Sudan and Uganda, Mexican-born Comboni Missionary Fr. Jesus Aranda Nava will be remembered most for his dedication to the poor refugees who he served until he met his death in Uganda earlier this week.

Students of the Bishop Abangite College of Science and Technology in the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio, South Sudan. / ACI Africa.

Over 200 School Candidates in South Sudan Benefit from Catholic COVID-19 Aid

The leadership of a Catholic Diocesan Radio in South Sudan has facilitated the distribution of protective equipment to over 200 high school students of Bishop Abangite College of Science and Technology in the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio in a COVID-19 aid aimed at ensuring that school going students remain safe during the pandemic.