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Bishop Edwardo Hiiboro Kusala of South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese with youth at the end of the five-day training on how to respond to social issues affecting their respective communities. / ACI Africa.

Youth in South Sudan Commence Training “to respond to social issues” Affecting Communities

Over sixty youth in South Sudan’s Diocese of Tombura-Yambio have embarked on a five-day training that will see them get equipped with skills to solve social problems affecting young people in the East-Central African country.

Heavy rain and severe flooding in South Sudan, last week have caused severe damage to camps for refugees and internally displaced persons. Thousands of people, such as this mother and her children, have been forced to seek higher ground. / Jesuit Refugee Service.

Church Leaders in South Sudan Appeal for Humanitarian Assistance in Flood-affected Areas

Officials of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) are, on behalf of Church leaders in the East-Central African nation, appealing for support to rescue the people affected by floods that continue to wreak havoc in the five states of the country.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu speaking during the tenth anniversary of Voice of Hope Radio in South Sudan’s Wau Diocese. / Voice of Hope Radio/Facebook Page

Positive Media Engagement “can bring changes to societies”: South Sudanese Archbishop

Engaging the media in a constructive way can facilitate positive change in society, the Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juda Archdiocese said earlier this week during the anniversary of one of the radios that constitute the Catholic Radio Network (CRN).

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (left) and Vice-president Riek Machar (right) shake hands at the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) in September 2018. /

Church’s Intervention Needed to Fully Implement South Sudan’s 2018 Agreement: Official

The intervention of Church leaders in South Sudan is needed to chart the way to the full implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed in September 2018, a Church official engaged by the Catholic Bishops in South Sudan has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Mission School in South Sudan Converts Classrooms into IDP Camps amid Lockdown

A Catholic Mission School in South Sudan’s Archdiocese of Juba is hosting over seven hundred persons displaced by intercommunal clashes as schools remain closed in the East-Central African country.

Some Catholic farmers in South Sudan. / ACI Africa

Catholic Farmers in South Sudan Blame Weakening Currency on Foodstuff Importation

As agricultural productivity remains low in the reportedly fertile South Sudan, the Catholic agriculture extension officers working with Caritas South Sudan (CSS) have blamed the high demand of the U.S. dollar in the market on importation of foodstuffs from neighboring Kenya and Uganda.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan's Yei Diocese. /

“Let our work not be accompanied by lies but by actions”: Bishop in South Sudan to Leaders

Those in leadership in the world’s youngest nation are to be guided by “truth and honesty,” fulfilling their promises and shunning the tendency to “tell many lies,” a Bishop in the nine-year-old East-Central African nation has urged.

Dr. Edwin Ivan Obore of St. Theresa Mission Hospital in Torit Diocese, South Sudan. / Radio Emmanuel of Torit Diocese/Facebook Page

Catholic Medic in South Sudan Condemns Leniency against GBV Offenders, Calls for Action

Perpetrators of gender-based violence (GBV) in South Sudan are going unpunished, a situation that a Catholic medic in the East-Central African nation has condemned, calling on law enforcers in the nine-year-old country to ensure that the offenders are brought to book.

Opposing Parties in South Sudan Resume Rome-Mediated Peace Talks, Officials Announce

The leadership of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOMA) has, in a Press Release, announced the resumption of peace talks.

Caritas South Sudan upgrades knowledge of farmers in South Sudan with modern farming techniques. / ACI Africa.

Caritas South Sudan Empowers Over 2,000 Farmers with Modern Farming Techniques

The leadership of Caritas South Sudan, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in the East-Central African country, has embarked on an initiative that will see thousands of farmers in the country’s capital Juba equipped with techniques and tools for urban farming.

A poster of the first Diocesan Synod in South Sudan's Tombura-Yambio Diocese from November-December 7, 2019. / Diocese of Tombura-Yambio.

South Sudan Prelate Unveils Diocesan Synod Theme ahead of Release on Mission Sunday

South Sudan’s Tombura-Yambio Diocese will on the occasion of this year’s celebration of World Mission Sunday release the document of its first Synod, the diocese’s Prelate has said, disclosing the theme of the document on local media.

Logo Catholic University of South Sudan. / Catholic University of South Sudan

South Sudanese Prelate Lays Foundation Stone for University, Hails Education as Pivotal

A South Sudanese Prelate has, on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of a campus for the Catholic University of South Sudan over the weekend, hailed education as pivotal in transforming South Sudan into a country whose people acknowledge with mutual respect the “beauty of humanity”

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu with the two Deacons he ordained for the Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan. / ACI Africa

Archbishop in South Sudan Urges Religious, Political Leaders to Work Toward Lasting Peace

The Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has, while presiding over the diaconate ordination of two Rumbek Diocese candidates, urged both religious and political leaders in the nine-year-old country to work together for lasting peace through a complete implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).  

South Sudanese refugees in Sudan. / UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Bishop Bemoans Mistreatment, Poisoning of South Sudanese Students in Sudan Refugee Camps

Refugees from South Sudan who have gone to neighboring Sudan in search of better living conditions are being mistreated instead and are being denied wages when they go to work in farms while some are poisoned in their camps, a Catholic Bishop in the host country has told ACI Africa.

Logo for the International Day of Non-Violence marked October 2. /

On International Day of Non-violence, South Sudanese Bishop Calls for Positive Narratives

On the occasion of the International Day of Non-Violence marked October 2, a Prelate in South Sudan has encouraged the use of positive narratives in human interactions saying “non-violent communication” enhances peaceful coexistence.

The Cargo boat acquired by the Diocese of Malakal in South Sudan. / ACI Africa

South Sudan’s Malakal Diocese Constructs Cargo Boat to Tackle Poor Transport Menace

Poor road transport in South Sudan’s Diocese of Malakal has motivated the vast Diocese to build its first ever cargo boat for transporting construction materials from the country’s capital Juba as well as to facilitate pastoral ministry in the East-Central African country, the Bishop has told ACI Africa.

Catholic journalists in South Sudan upgrading their skills at a workshop organized by the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA). / ACI Africa

Regional Conference Equips Journalists in South Sudan with COVID-19 Reporting Skills

The Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA), the Kenya-based regional conference of Catholic Bishops in nine countries, has facilitated a skills-based training of Catholic journalists in South Sudan, which involved the building their capacities in radio production, fact checking and reporting on COVID-19.

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu (right) the newly appointed Apostolic Administrator for South Sudan’s Wau Diocese and Msgr. Giovanni Gaspari (left) Apostolic Nuncio to Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe. /

Pope Appoints Apostolic Administrator in South Sudan, Nuncio in Angola, São Tomé, Príncipe

Pope Francis on Monday, September 21 made public his appointment of Archbishop Stephen Ameyu as the Apostolic Administrator for South Sudan’s Wau Diocese and Msgr. Giovanni Gaspari as his representative in Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe.

On International Peace Day, Church Leaders in South Sudan Want Peace Agreement Implemented

On the occasion of the International Day of Peace marked Monday, September 21, which coincides with the second anniversary of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), representatives of various Christian denominations in South Sudan have, in a collective statement, noted “with great concern” the slow implementation of the R-ARCSS and expressed the need to “speed up the implementations of the provisions in the agreement.”

Archbishop Bert van Megen during the CIP’s 46th Graduation Ceremony in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi Friday, September 18. / Consolata Institute of Philosophy (CIP)

Need to Integrate Science and Faith amid COVID-19 Challenge: Nuncio in Kenya

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya and South Sudan has, on the occasion of the graduation ceremony at the Consolata Institute of Philosophy (CIP) in Nairobi, highlighted the need to integrate faith and science in finding a solutions to human challenges including COVID-19 pandemic.