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

Jun 9, 2021

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

Jun 7, 2021

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

Jun 4, 2021

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

Jun 2, 2021

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

Jun 2, 2021

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

Jun 1, 2021

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

May 30, 2021

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.

Logo of the Mary Help Association of Christians (ADMA)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

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

May 29, 2021

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.

Logo of Caritas Switzerland/ Credit: Caritas Switzerland

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

May 25, 2021

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

May 23, 2021

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.

Late Sr. Veronica Rackova. Credit: Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSpS).

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

May 21, 2021

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

May 20, 2021

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

May 19, 2021

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

May 18, 2021

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

May 17, 2021

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

May 14, 2021

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

May 13, 2021

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.

The boarding section of St. Daniel Comboni Boarding Primary School in South Sudan’s Torit Diocese ravaged by fire. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic School Leadership in South Sudan Appeals for Donations Following Weekend Inferno

May 12, 2021

A fire that ravaged the boarding section of St. Daniel Comboni Boarding Primary School in South Sudan’s Torit Diocese over the weekend has left dozens of learners at the school with no place to sleep, the management of the Catholic institution has told ACI Africa.

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Hope for School Going Children in South Sudan as Archdiocese Keeps School Fees Low

May 11, 2021

Catholic schools in South Sudan’s Metropolitan Archdiocese of Juba have distinguished themselves for providing quality education at reduced charges amid concerns that private schools are hiking school fees in the country.

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How UK-based Catholic Aid Agency is Supporting Fight against COVID-19 in Africa

May 8, 2021

The leadership of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) has, in a report, outlined its efforts in supporting the fight against COVID-19 in African countries.